CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER, CROWN PRINCESS
KATHERINE AND PRINCE PHILIP AT THE CEREMONY TO MARK STATEHOOD
DAY AND 206TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST SERBIAN UPRISING
Belgrade, 15 February 2010 – Their Royal
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine,
Prince Philip and Mrs. Alison Andrews, daughter of Princess
Katherine accompanied by the members of the Crown Council
attended today the central celebration ceremony of the Serbian
Statehood Day, which also marks the 206th anniversary of the
First Serbian Uprising in Orasac. The ceremony was also attended
by H.E. Prof. Dr. Bogoljub SIjakovic, Minister of Religion.
The ceremony started with a memorial service
in Orasac, which was served by His Grace Bishop Jovan of
Sumadija and the clergy of the Sumadija Diocese.
Following the ceremony Their Royal Highnesses
Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine and Prince
Philip laid laurel wreaths on the monument of Karadjordje, in
front of the First Serbian Uprising School in Orasac in the
Maricevica Gully Memorial Complex together with state officials,
Judicial officials, representatives of the Army, Police, and
Gendarmerie, as well as members of the Advisory Bodies of The
Crown and Deputy President of Arandjelovac Municipality.
After the ceremony in Orasac, laurel wreaths
were placed on the tomb of the Supreme Leader Karadjordje inside
the Church of Saint George at Oplenac, in Topola municipality.
The wreaths were laid by HRH Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown
Princess Katherine and Prince Philip, state officials, members
of the Crown Council, representatives of the Armed Forces and of
the Municipalities of Arandjelovac and Topola.