THE ROYAL COUPLE VISIT TO NIS AND MATEJEVAC
THE ROYAL COUPLE VISITED NIS AND ATTENDED OPENING OF THE KINDERGARTEN IN MATEJEVAC
Belgrade, 13 September 2011 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine visited today the City of Nis where they met with Mr. Milos Simonovic, Mayor of Nis, opened the kindergarten in Matejevac, and delivered toys and educational items to children there.
Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by the Mayor of Nis, Mr. Milos Simonovic at the City Council in the presence of Dr. Elaine Laycock, great friend of the Royal Couple from Unite Kingdom and great philanthropist and Dr. Julia Palmer, also distinguished guest from the United Kingdom. After the meeting in the City Council, the Royal Couple, Mayor of Nis, Dr. Elaine Laycock and Dr. Julia Palmer attended the opening of the kindergarten in Matejevac. His Grace Bishop of Nis Jovan also attended the ceremony.
At the opening ceremony speeches were delivered by HRH Crown Prince Alexander, HRH Crown Princess Katherine, Mr. Milos Simonovic, Mayor of Nis, Mr. Slavisa Dinic, president of Matejevac municipality, Dr. Laycock and Mr. Zoran Jonic, Director of Kindergarten Centre.
Addressing children and their parents, HRH Crown Prince Alexander said: “Dear children, you get this wonderful kindergarten opened today, and I wish you to happily use it. I would like to thank His Grace Bishop Jovan and Mr. Simonovic, mayor of Nis for their support, as well as our good friend Dr. Laycock, for everything she has done helping our people in Nis region and in Serbia in general for many years”.
In her speech Princess Katherine emphasized: “I would like to thank our dear friend Dr. Laycock, who should get most credits for opening this institution today. Dr. Laycock is a longtime friend and great benefactor of our country and our people, especially the children. Dear children, please be aware that my husband Crown Prince Alexander and I think of you all the time and that we are always keeping you in our hearts”.
Following the visit, the Royal Couple and their friends visited Oncology and Lung diseases Hospital in Knez Selo near Nis, where they have been welcomed by Prof. Dr. Rancic, Director of the hospital and Prof. Dr. Boris Kamenov, Director of Clinical Centre Nis, and many patients who enthusiastically greeted them.