Serbia

Crown Princess Katherine donates equipment to Serbian hospital


Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade

On Tuesday of this week, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visited the Cacak General Hospital in central Serbia and officially delivered medical equipment worth 40,300 euros to the departments. The donation of a new Samsung ultrasound machine was the result of the Lifeline London 25th anniversary dinner at the Claridge’s Hotel in London, where Royal Central’s Senior Europe Correspondent, Oskar Aanmoen attended and interviewed the royal.

In addition, there was the donation of a new cardiotocography monitor for pregnant women from the Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organisation. “My husband and I are helping our people wherever they might be, as Serbia is not only Belgrade, and I am happy to deliver medical equipment to other hospitals as well,” said Crown Princess Katherine in her speech. Also present was Dr Danijela Urosevic, Assistant Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia.

Royal Palace Belgrade

Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation already donated valuable medical equipment worth over 100,000 Euros to Cacak General Hospital in April this year, and the Crown Princess assured that her Foundation will continue supporting this hospital also in the future. The Serbian royal couple has, for many years, been working to improve the situation of people experiencing difficulties.

Crown Princess Katherine has been helping and providing necessary medical equipment to Serbia for more than two decades. Last year, the Serbian Crown Prince Couple held a series of charity events throughout Canada.  For her dedication to charitable work, the Crown Princess received the Pope Francis Award for Charity and Leadership.

Some of the medical equipment donated. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade

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.