TRADITIONAL EASTER RECEPTIONS FOR CHILDREN
Belgrade, 22 April 2008 – This year, once again upon the
coming of Easter, the White Palace at Dedinje was filled with children’s
loudness and play throughout the day. The vast rooms of the White Palace
were too small to receive all the young ones who came to share some nice
moments together with the Prince and Princess, on the occasion of the most
joyful upcoming Christian holiday, Easter.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and
Crown Princess Katherine hosted today at the White Palace more than a
thousand children from Kosovo and Metohija, Roma children, children without
parental care, and children with special needs from all over Serbia, on
traditional Easter receptions.
Along with Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess
Katherine, this event was also attended by His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of
Sabac. The biggest joy, by default, among the children was
caused by Crown Princess Katherine. The children simply did not want to part
from her, and neither did she want to part from them.
During the receptions the children were given sweets and
toys, and were entertained by the St. John The Theologist children’s church
choir from Sabac.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine did not hide
her emotions as she played with the children who, above everything else,
need love, attention, happiness, and understanding. This is just what the
Crown Princess wanted to give them, at least for a day, because there is
nothing nicer than a child’s smile and because these children have so little
compared to many of their counterparts in Serbia. The message of the Crown
Princess is clear: all the children are our greatest treasure, and these
children can not be either forgotten or neglected.
Greeting the youngest ones, His Royal Highness Crown
Prince Alexander said: “We will all have an opportunity to enjoy together
the beautiful moments on the occasion of Easter, the most joyful holiday. I
want all of you to have a good time. We hope you will like the presents my
wife Crown Princess Katherine and I have prepared for you”.
Today’s noble action was supported by numerous friends
from Greece and Serbia:
A.D. Jaffa Crvenka, A.D. Stark, Alba Avis, Art-Ival
d.o.o., Balon centar, Blumen Market, Cokolend Paracin, Frikom A.D., Herba
d.o.o., Ishrana produkt, Janovic Co., Knjaz Milos A.D., Coca Cola HBC
Serbia, Lifeline Hellas, Luxor Conditori, Marbo produkt d.o.o., Mat Marex,
Monoplast, National Bank of Greece, Pekara Toma, Pekara Trpkovic,
Petrohemija Pancevo, Pionir d.o.o., Raiffeisen Bank, SZR Vrabac Pozarevac.