Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia held their annual charity bazaar last week. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess officially opened the charity event together, which raised money in support of women refugees and children with special needs. The foundation of Crown Princess Katherine has organised the charity Easter Bazaar for many years. All of them with the aim of helping displaced people, refugees and socially vulnerable people in Serbia. At this year’s bazaar, more than 40 women from across the nation exhibited their objects for sale.
The Serbian State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Mr Ivanisevic and the Commissioner for Refugees and Migrants of the Republic of Serbia were among the many government officials who participated in the opening of the bazaar. Additionally, representatives of the diplomatic corps and numerous guests from the Serbian cultural elite were also in attendance.
“You can see and enjoy the beautiful handicrafts made by these creative women and their associations. These ladies were forced to leave the safety of their homes and create an alternative life somewhere else, and this year we have the children from two orphanages, from Pancevo and Veternik,” said the Crown Princess in her opening speech.
The Serbian royal couple has, for many years, been working to improve the situation of people who have a difficult time. The couple were in London at the start of February for another fundraiser. On that occasion, they participated in a charity cocktail and auction at the University Women’s Club in London to raise funds and awareness for the treatment of children with disabilities in Serbia. They also participated in a charity event in London in March; then, to raise money for a new ambulance to a Serbian hospital.
In 1993, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine founded the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation which currently has offices in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and Athens. This organisation, together with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, works to collect money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals in Serbia.
If you want to read more about the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation, you can do so here.