Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia visited today “Oscar Mayer Magnet School” in Chicago. In 2008. the school became a cluster school with a Fine and Performing Arts focus and introduced a Montessori program and an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.
This morning Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine took their time speaking to a class of 29 students ages 10 and 11 years old. Mayer’s students welcomed the royal couple with greetings in Serbian and by each handing HRH Crown Princess Katherine a white rose.
Their discussion was about their daily lives, their favorite past times and their life’s work. Her Royal Highness spoke to the children about love being the center of all things and that through love great things come.
The school’s music teacher, Melissa Hooker, encouraged students to share their ethnic background through song this school year. A fourth grade student who is of Serbian descent, Katarina Frank, taught her class, old Serbian song “Marširala Kralja Petra Garda”. The visit ended with all 29 students singing this song proudly and waving small Serbian flags for Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine.
The visit lasted longer than expected; Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine did not rush one question or offer one short answer.