PRINCES’ BALL II CHARITY EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY
CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER, PRINCESS KATHERINE AND PRINCE
PETER, PRINCE PHILIP, PRINCE ALEXANDER AND PRINCE DIMITRI HOST PRINCES’ BALL II
CHARITY EVENT IN NEW YORK TO BENEFIT LIFELINE NEW YORK AND THE PEOPLE OF SERBIA
New York City, 14 May 2011 – Their Royal Highnesses Prince
Peter, Prince Philip, Prince Alexander and Prince Dimitri together with Their
Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine attended
The Princes’ Ball II – A Brazilian-themed Masquerade Charity Gala at Cipriani’s
42nd Street in New York City. The gala benefited Lifeline New York that works
closely with HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation to improve the lives of the
people of Serbia.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine's grandchildren Amanda,
Stephanie, Nicholas and Michael were also present and the stepsister of Prince
Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander, Luna Medina Orleans-Braganca, Condesa
The event was attended by many dignitaries, celebrities and
donors from New York City and the United States, as well as from Serbia and
Greece such as: HE Mr. Vuk Jeremic, Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.
Damjan Krnjevic-Miskovic, advisor to the Minister, HE Mr. Vladimir Petrovic,
Serbian Ambassador to the United States and HE Mr. Feodor Starcevic, Permanent
Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations, Mrs. Roy
Members of the organizing committee: Ms. Catherine P. Saxton,
Chairperson of the Saxton Group Limited and Benefit Chairperson Emeritus of the
Princes’ Ball, Princes’ Ball Gala Chairs Ms. Kipton Cronkite, Ms. Sugar Rautbord
and Ms. Elisabeth Thieriot, and Vice Chair Ms. Anna Maria Tornahgi, as well as
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sharon Bush, famed author Barbara Taylor Bradford and many
other distinguished guests who were present.
The people of Serbia, especially the children, elderly and
people with disabilities, are still suffering from a lack of essential medical
equipment, food, and other necessities. Sadly, the country also has one of the
highest incidences of both breast cancer and infant mortality in Europe.
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization was founded in 1993 under
the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Katherine. Today it is operating from
offices in several international cities (New York, Chicago, Toronto, London and
Athens). Lifeline works closely with the Foundation in Belgrade bringing vital
humanitarian aid and medical equipment to Serbia. Lifeline has saved many lives
and helped to create a better future for all the people in Serbia regardless of
religion or ethnic origin and will continue to support medical institutions,
orphanages and the most vulnerable populations in Serbia.