Crown Princess Katherine celebrated International Women’s day on Thursday by hosting a traditional “Ladies Lunch” at the Royal Palace in Belgrade.
The lunch was organised by the Crown Princess for senior lady officials, the wives of senior Serbian officials, lady ambassadors, wives of ambassadors, representatives of international organisations in Serbia and other distinguished women. They were joined by a harp player and the Carolija choir.
Crown Princess Katherine welcomed the guests and emphasised the importance of the support from the present ladies when it comes to Humanitarian actions and projects aimed at improving women’s health.
She said: “Every day on this day I like to call upon all ladies to be united in promoting humanitarian activities and to do their best to make our environment better and more beautiful.”
Amongst the distinguished guests were Their Royal Highnesses Princesses Danica, Ljubica and Fallon, Their Royal Highnesses’ daughter Alison, Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, sister of Princess Katherine, Mrs. Tamara Vucic, First lady, HE Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, President of Republic of Serbia’s spouse, wives of Minister Stefanovic and Minister Dacic, HE Mrs Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of India, HE Dr Alona Fisher Kamm, Ambassador of Israel, and HE Mrs Nada Al Akl, Ambassador of Lebanon.
It was announced at the lunch that Princess Katherine’s foundation made a huge success during the last year by delivering medical equipment worth more than 2 million dollars. This included a 3D mammography machine worth $300,000 to the Centre for Radiology at the Clinical Centre Nis which focuses on women’s health care.
It was also announced there would be a traditional Easter Bazaar for women refugees, as well as a reception for more than 1,000 children without parental care. Princess Katherine invited her guests to join her in helping these vulnerable groups.
Crown Princess Katherine ended her speech by saying: “Dear ladies, mothers, grandmothers, please take care of yourself, stay healthy and love life.”