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Crown Prince Alexander hosts reception for Serbia’s best students

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted, for the eighteenth consecutive year, the traditional reception for more than 600 of the best high school students from Serbia and the Republic of Srpska. The reception was held at the White Palace in Dedinje on Friday of last week. The ceremony was also attended by Mladen Sarcevic, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia and Natalija Trivić, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska.

Every secondary school in Serbia and the Republika Srpska selected the best among the graduates, to whom the Foundation for Culture and Education of Crown Prince Alexander gave a commendation and a prize as a recognition for the outstanding results achieved in their secondary education.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander gives a commendation. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

“I congratulate you on your great success, and I wish you to continue to be the best in the future, too. You are the future of Serbia and Republika Srpska. Be proud of the knowledge you have acquired and put it in the service of our country and all its citizens,“ said the Crown Prince in his speech.

Their Royal Highnesses with Minister of Education of Republic of Serbia Mladen Šarčević and Minister of Education of Republika Srpska, Natalija Trivić. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander thanked the partners in this project – companies NCR and Link Group – for their great help. Help with the organisation of the event was provided by the traffic police and the Military Medical Academy, Coca-Cola Company, choir Irida from Sremska Mitrovica, volunteers from “Kingdom of Serbia” Association and students of Faculty of Organisational Science of Belgrade University.

The White Palace, also named Beli Dvor, is located within the same complex as the Royal Palace, and it was commissioned by King Alexander I. The White Palace was also built with the private funds of King Alexander I and took almost four years to finish (1934-1937). The ground floor of this classicistic palace houses a large hall and a number of drawing rooms furnished in the style of Louis XV and Louis XVI.

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.