CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE ROYAL PALACE
Belgrade, 6 January 2010 – Their Royal
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine,
Prince Philip and Mrs Alison Andrews, the daughter of Princess
Katherine, celebrated Christmas Eve at The Royal Palace at
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 with the approval of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Beside Their Royal Highnesses members of the
Gendarmerie Brigade, employees of The Royal Palace, as well as
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.
Later on in the evening Their Royal
Highnesses will attend Midnight Christmas liturgy at the St.
Sava Temple in Belgrade that will be served by His Grace Bishop
of Hvostano Atanasije.