CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE ROYAL PALACE
Belgrade, 6 January 2007 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II, Princess Katherine and Prince Philip celebrated Christmas
Eve at The Royal Palace at Dedinje.
The traditional burning of the Yule log was performed in
front of The Royal Palace, which was blessed by Father Panayotis the
representative of the Greek Orthodox Church in Belgrade and Father Perisic with
the approval of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle.
Beside Their Royal Highnesses members of the Guard Brigade,
employees of The Royal Palace, numerous representatives of the media were
present during the burning of the Yule log which was followed by, in the spirit
of tradition, a short reception for all present in The Royal Palace.
In hereafter of the evening Their Royal Highnesses will
attend Midnight Christmas liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Atanasije at the
St. Marko Church in Belgrade.