Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine visited today Vrnjacka Banja and Kraljevo. In Vrnjacka Banja they met with Mayor Mr Boban Djurovic, and talked about the current situation in this municipality and plans for the future.
Their Royal Highnesses, accompanied by the Mayor and members of several National dance ensembles in National costumes walked through the center of Vrnjacka Banja where they laid wreaths at the monument of HM King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander. Their Royal Highnesses then visited High School for Tourism and Catering and the Gymnasium. Students of the High School for Tourism and Catering presented some original dishes that won many awards to the guests.
The Royal Couple went on to Hotel “Zvezda” to the traditional Manifestation of National folk art, held for the 12th time. After visiting several the 120 stands, HRH Crown Prince Alexander said: “I am very glad that my wife and I are with you today in Vrnjacka Banja, at the traditional folk art fair. Such events enrich our cultural and artistic heritage and represent Serbia in the best light. I am proud of our tradition, because it is a firm foundation on which we should build a modern Serbia. To all organizers and participants of the twelfth folk art fair I wish you a very successful event!”
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine addressed guests and participants, and emphasized: “I am very glad that the traditional fair of folk creativity is organized by the society of women ’Golden thread’. The role of women in our society has always been huge, and I support the efforts of today’s women to remind us of that. I am sure that the tradition of folk creativity will continue to represent Serbia in the world in the best way.” Crown Princess Katherine received a special charter from “Golden Thread” Association for her help and support.
Their Royal Highnesses visited Kraljevo in the afternoon, and officially opened a sensory room in a school for children with special needs “Ivo Lola Ribar”. This valuable donation was provided by Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization, that is under auspices of HRH Crown Princess Katherine. Ms Mariana Minic, principal of the school, welcomed the distinguished guests and showed them the school, while Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine talked to students and their parents.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine addressed students, their parents and teachers, and said: “My husband Crown Prince Alexander and I are very happy to come to your school again, to deliver a sensory room as we have promised. We are bringing this valuable gift thanks to donation of the Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization, and funds were collected at humanitarian events in Florida in February. I would like to thank them for their humanity and good will that they showed by helping our people for years. I am sure that this valuable donation will help you to study better and easier, and that you and your teachers will use it with pleasure. Dear children, you are our future and we always take you in our hearts. My husband Crown Prince Alexander and I will continue to help the Municipality of Kraljevo and other municipalities in Serbia, with help of our generous friends”, emphasized Princess Katherine.