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Crown Prince Couple of Serbia open palace for summer visitors

Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia have opened their palace for visitors.

Both were present at the opening of this year’s tourist season and spoke to a large number of Serbian press. They also helped to welcome the season’s very first tourists who wanted to see the Royal Palace.

During the opening ceremony, Crown Prince Alexander said: “I am very happy to open the Royal Complex for another tourist season! After the disruptions brought by the pandemic, we are glad to once again be open to the public. It is almost 21 years now since my family and I came back to Serbia, to our home where we belong. The legacy that my grandfather, King Alexander I, and father, King Peter II, left here, the history and memories of the Royal Compound are magnificent.”

Professional tourist guides will accompany the tourists this summer and explain the history of the Royal Palace. Those who visit the Royal Complex of Belgrade will have the opportunity to see the Royal Palace, the White Palace, the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew and the Royal Palace Park.

The tour of the Royal Palace will take one and a half hours, and when allowed by his schedule, Crown Prince Alexander will greet the visitors.

The Royal Palace of Belgrade is one of Serbia’s most visited tourist attractions. This summer, it will be open to the public on Saturdays through the summer.

The Serbian Crown Prince concluded the opening by saying: “It is very important that they [the history] are conveyed, especially to our younger generation. And I wanted the people of Serbia and the world to be able to see and feel all this history and tradition that our family home has. Since our arrival, it is no longer ‘a forbidden city.’ If we are not proud of our glorious past, if we are not the ones who cherish it and inform others about it, nobody else would do it for us. Organised touristic tours are the best opportunity to see this beautiful place, know our glorious past, and learn something new. We are happy to welcome you to our home.”

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.