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Crown Princess Katherine donates medical equipment to Serbian hospital

Yesterday, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia delivered a new specialised operating table for infants and children, worth more than 36,000 EUR, to the Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Clinical Center of Serbia.

“I would like to thank HE Mrs Kati Csaba, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia for being here today. I am extremely happy that thanks to Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Toronto. I hope that this donation will help in providing better care for your patients and make your work much easier”, said Her Royal Highness during the ceremony yesterday.

“Last week we delivered one more donation provided also by Lifeline Canada, it was delivery table worth more than 16,000 euros for ‘Narodni Front’ maternity hospital. My husband HRH Crown Prince Alexander and I will continue to help as much as we can, together with Lifeline offices around the world”, said Crown Princess Katherine.

HRH Crown Princess Katherine together with the Ambassador of Canada in Serbia and medical staff of the Clinic. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

Director of the hospital Professor Nenad Arsovic expressed special thanks to Her Royal Highness and Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Toronto – Canada: “On behalf of the Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery and all our doctors, I would like to express our gratitude for this extremely important and valuable donation. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Princess Katherine in our clinic I am certain that our cooperation will continue in the future”.

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

The Crown Princess has always done charitable work. During her interview with Royal Central this summer, the Crown Princess said: “I had parents that taught me the joy of giving, not the joy of taking. And they didn’t just tell me; they lived their life by giving. They prepared me for my role without knowing what my future would be. I was very young, and when you learn the joy of giving when you are young, you never forget it. I prayed to God for an opportunity to give of myself since that is happiness, and God gave me Alexander and a whole country. So when you pray, you have to make sure that is what you want.”

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.