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Crown Prince Alexander addresses the coronavirus outbreak

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

On Monday this week His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia addressed the Serbian people regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Serbia is still one of the nations in Europe which is most mildly affected. The Crown Prince also stated that he is located in Serbia at his palace just outside Belgrade.

The full statement of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia:

“Dear citizens of Serbia, my brothers and sisters, I am addressing you from the Royal Palace in Belgrade and I want to tell you the following: Serbia has had many difficult times in its history, but it has always been a winner. And so it will be this time. Please be sympathetic and in solidarity with the people and obey the instructions of our Government. Long live Serbia!”

Other royals have also commented on the ongoing situation regarding the corona-virus. On Sunday, King Harald of Norway gave a televised speech to his people, asking the people to take responsibility and stay together.

The coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Serbia on 6 March 2020. The first case was confirmed by the Minister of Health, and involved a 43-year-old man. As of 16 March 2020, there have been 57 confirmed cases and 1 recovery in Serbia..

On 15 March Serbian President Vučić declared a nationwide state of emergency. Serbia closed its borders to all foreigners not living in Serbia, while Serbian citizens entering the country were required to self-quarantine for up to 28 days, or face criminal charges of three years in prison. All schools, faculties and kindergartens were also closed.

Alexander, Crown Prince of Serbia, is the heir to the defunct throne of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and currently claimant to the abolished throne of the precursor Kingdom of Serbia. He is the head of the House of Karađorđević. His Royal Highness is the only child of former King Peter II and his wife, Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. The Crown Prince is widely respected for his support of monarchism and his humanitarian work.

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.