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Crown Prince Couple of Serbia open Christmas Bazaar

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia held their annual Christmas Charity Bazaar last week. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess officially opened the charity event together, which raised money in support of refugee women from Former Yugoslav republics, Middle East and North-East Asia, socially vulnerable women, and children with special needs.

The foundation of Crown Princess Katherine has organised the charity Christmas and Easter Bazaar for many years. All of them with the aim of helping displaced people, refugees and socially vulnerable people in Serbia. The opening of the Charity Bazaar was also attended by Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Bragança, Duchess of Segorbe, as well as Princess Anne of France. Also, representatives of the diplomatic corps and members of the Advisory of the Serbian Crown attended.

Crown Princess Katherine at the Charity Bazaar at Kombank Dvorana. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Kathrine said during the opening:

“I am very glad to greet you at the Christmas Bazaar. You have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful handicrafts made by these creative women and their associations. Dear ladies, you are brave, because you support your families with your hands. Your skills and creativity are enriching both your and our everyday life.”

Crown Princess Katherine and her Foundation have been organising Charity Christmas and Easter Bazaars for many years to help displaced persons, refugees and socially vulnerable people who support their families by selling these beautiful handicrafts. More than 30 exhibitors from all over Serbia will participate at this year’s Bazaar.

The opening of the Christmas Charity Bazaar at Kombank Dvorana. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

The Serbian royal couple has, for many years, been working to improve the situation of people who have a difficult time. The couple were in London at the start of February for another fundraiser. On that occasion, they participated in a charity cocktail and auction at the University Women’s Club in London to raise funds and awareness for the treatment of children with disabilities in Serbia. They also participated in a charity event in London in March; then, to raise money for a new ambulance to a Serbian hospital.

In 1993, Her Royal Highness 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.