The exhibition “Royal Family and Sokols” was officially opened at the White Palace in Dedinje. It was organized by the Royal Palace, the Association “Serbian Sokol” and under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander. The exhibition was also in the presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine and Alison the daughter of Their Royal Highnesses.
The exhibition was opened by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander. The following then addressed the audience Mr Dusan Babac, author of the exhibition, Mr Dragomir Acovic, chairman of the Crown Council and Mr Jevdja Jevdjevic, Head of the Federation “Serbian Sokol”, in the presence of representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as numerous public figures from Serbia. The opening followed the Serbian national anthem and Sokols anthem, performed by the choir “Oktoih”. Guests had the opportunity to refresh themselves with coffee from a wide range of “Bean and Leaf” products.
“In front of us is a nice opportunity to get to know a forgotten part of our history, which we can all be very proud of. When it was founded, Sokol movement was named after Serbian national epic tradition. “Sokol” is a metaphor for a hero who possesses courage, strength, honesty and nobility. For this reason, it is our commitment to cherish this tradition with pride. Serbian Royal Families have supported the Sokol movement in Serbia ever since its establishment. This tradition was continued by my grandfather King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and my father King Peter II of Yugoslavia, who was the head of the Sokol federation in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The Royal Family today gives its full support to the renewal of Sokol organization and preserving the achievements of the Sokol movement. This exhibition presents a small contribution to this”, said Crown Prince Alexander.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see in the exhibition items such as Sokol flags, uniforms, relay rods, badges, postcards, photographs, a number of important historical documents, as well as articles and testimonies that speak of the close ties of the Royal Family and the Sokols.
The exhibition “Royal Family and Sokols” will be opened from 31 March to 14 April, weekdays, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, at the White Palace.