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Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia’s delivers Christmas speech for those celebrating by the Julian calendar

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia delivered his Christmas speech to the Serbian people in the form of a televised address on Friday. Serbia, where most are Eastern Orthodox, celebrates Christmas by the Julian calendar.

The Crown Prince’s message to the Serbian people is below:

“On the occasion of the great holiday of Christ’s birth, I send to all citizens of Serbia and Republika Srpska my warm congratulations, wishing everybody to spend Christmas in peace and love, surrounded by good will. My family and I wish you all a very happy and blessed New Year, and that each new one is better and more fruitful than the previous one. Peace on Earth, Christ is born!”

Crown Prince Alexander showing his office to Royal Central’s Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen. Photo: © Royal Central

His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia, was born 17 July 1945 in London. His Royal Highness is the head of the House of Karađorđević and the only child of the late King Peter II of Yugoslavia and his wife, Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. The Crown Prince graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1966 and was commissioned as an officer in the British Army’s “The Queen’s Royal Lancers Regiment,” rising to the rank of captain. His tours of duty included West Germany, Italy, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East.

Last summer, Royal Central met with Crown Prince Alexander and his wife Crown Princess Katherine in the Royal Palace in Belgrade. To Royal Central, the Crown Prince said: “I am not there to talk about politics over the television, the radio or the written media. It is the parties who should discuss politics and the meeting point for unity and continuity is the King who does not take sides. So I cannot be a part of the debate. I am not looking for political office.”

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