ROYAL COUPLE GIVE GIFTS TO MORE THAN 1500 ORPHANS
Belgrade, 5 April 2007 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine hosted Easter receptions during the
day at The White Palace for more than 1500 children from all over of Serbia.
Besides Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess
Katherine, this traditional reception for children without parental care, Roma
children, and disabled children was attended by His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of
Sabac and Valjevo, as well as Mrs. Giraudi President of The children of Frankie
Association, whose Patron is HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and Mrs. Papachristidi
a friend of The Royal Couple and philanthropist.
Speaking about the importance of Easter, The Crown Prince
emphasised that we have to preserve tradition and that the children that are
welcome to The White Palace need our love not only today, before Easter, but
each and every day of the year.
“Dear children, I am very happy to have you here today and to
have Bishop Lavrentije. My wife, Princess Katherine provided these lovely
presents with the aid of Lifeline Hellas and friends of good will from Greece
and Serbia”- emphasized the The Crown Prince in his address to the little
children and wished them happy holidays.
Princess Katherine emphasised that the love that she and The
Crown Prince have for all the children of Serbia is great and that the gifts
from HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation is just a small symbol of that
His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac also greeted the
children with a word about Easter, and gave his blessing to all participants of
After the ceremonial welcome the children had the pleasure to
enjoy in Easter egg hunt in the Park in front of The White Palace.
Every child that came to The White Palace got a present
provided with the assistance of numerous donors and friends from Greece, and
donors from Serbia: Marbo produkt d.o.o, Janovic, Chipita YU a.d., Aleksandrija
d.o.o., Flipsy Swisslion Takovo, Nestle Adriatic Foods d.o.o., Paracinka,
Pertini d.o.o., Soko Stark, PS Todorovic,Vujic Valjevo, Art Ival, Ishrana
Produkt, Popovic, Fresh&Co, Frikom, Knjaz Milos, Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Fabric
of sugar Sajkaska, M Plast, Newspaper for children from Gornji Milanovac,
Ikarbus, Community of Sombor, Community of Banja Koviljaca, International CG -
Genex, ADRA, TV Advertising, “Bombonica” from Curug, Culinary association of
Serbia- CAS, College for Tourism and hospitality of Serbia and First private
school for hospitality.