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Boycie from “Only Fools and Horses” teams up with Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple for charity


Last Thursday the Serbian Crown Prince couple was in London to raise awareness and money for their charity to help the people of Serbia. The successful auction raised a significant amount of money for the good causes that the Crown Princess’s charity helps with Serbian hospitals. Andrew Eborn, a British broadcaster and magician, entertained during the dinner with his magical tricks in aid of Lifeline

In a televised interview with Andrew Eborn, “Boycie” from Only Fools and Horses, John Challis, said that of the 64 episodes of Only Fools and Horses his favourite episode was the 1996 Christmas Special, “Time On Our Hands”. In that episode Del Boy and Rodney Trotter finally became millionaires when their Harrison Lesser watch sold at Sotheby’s for £6.2 million. It attracted a television audience of 24.3 million, a record for a British sitcom.  Lazar Vukovic, Board member of Lifeline pointed out “Only Fools and Horses” is also one of the most popular TV show`s in Serbia.

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Andrew Eborn then asked Boycie to imagine the time on the clock at the Nag’s Head, the legendary pub the Trotters and their friends visited regularly in the series. Boycie also used his phone to come up with a randomly generated 7 figure number. A gift box which had been on the table throughout the interview was then opened. Amazingly, inside was a replica of the watch from the 1996 Christmas Special showing the exact time Boycie chose!

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Most sensational of all, the number Boycie had just thought of was engraved on the back of the watch. The watch which featured in Andrew Eborn’s prediction was donated to Lifeline to raise money to buy vital medical equipment for children’s hospitals in Serbia. The watch featured in Andrew Eborn’s prediction was sold by Sotheby’s at the gala event. Watch the entire exclusive interview her:

To Royal Central Andrew Eborn says:  “I am honoured and delighted to be able to support Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine and to help raise money and awareness for this worthy cause” .

During this dinner last week, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine made time to answer some exclusive questions from Royal Central’s Senior Europe Correspondent, Oskar Aanmoen who attended the dinner. The Crown Princess said: “We want to help my country and the people of my country. When I was young, I was born in Greece and brought up there, I asked my mother what she wanted from me when I grow up. She said that is was only one thing she wanted from me; I want you to be a good example in life because we do not have enough good examples.“

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In 1993, 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.



About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.