THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES VISIT PARACIN AND KRAGUJEVAC
Belgrade, 17 November 2007. – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine visited today Elementary School
Stevan Jakovljevic in Paracin, Monastery Saint Petka in the village Izvor and
attended a hundredth anniversary of the Sokol Society in Kragujevac, Serbia.
Visit to Paracin began in the Church of Holy Trinity where
special welcome was held in honour of Crown Prince and Princess’s visit to
After the church ceremony, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown
Princess Katherine visited Elementary School Stevan Jakovljevic which celebrated
25th anniversary of the existence of its department for children with special
needs. On this occasion, Their Royal Highnesses delivered humanitarian packages,
donation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation.
On that occasion, Princess Katherine addressed the children
and said: “It is my great satisfaction that my husband and I are here with you
today. The initiative of your school to in addition of your program, allow the
children with special needs to receive the possibility of education is
commendable, and all other schools in Serbia should follow your example”.
Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine also visited
Monastery Saint Petka in the village Izvor near Paracin, which also has an
asylum for women and girls with special needs. During the visit, The Royal
Couple familiarized themselves with the history of this asylum and delivered
humanitarian aid to the women and girls who call this asylum their home.
Following visits to Paracin and the area, Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine were the honorary guests at the 100th
anniversary of Sokol Society in Kragujevac, where His Royal Highness was the
“It is my great pleasure to be able to continue the tradition
of my predecessors and to extend support to a chevalier organization such as
this one which always had for its goal to raise morally strong and nationally
aware citizens. The fact that you are celebrating hundredth anniversary of
existence speaks of your ability and devotion to the ideal in which you believe.
I wish you many more successful years which will allow you to realize your
goals”, stated Crown Prince Alexander in his speech.
The gala academy was held in the Kragujevac Theatre hall,
originally the Old Sokol Home built in 1925 with the help of large donations
provided by His Majesty King Alexander I. Among others, at the academy was also
His Grace Bishop of Sumadija Mr. Jovan.
The Sokol Society in Kragujevac presented Crown Prince
Alexander II at the gala academy with a special award for the support to the