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Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visits children’s hospital



Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visited a children’s hospital in Serbia on Thursday. This was part of an annual tradition that the Crown Princess has to visit a hospital every Easter. Crown Princess Katherine visited children in the Children’s Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases “Dr Dragisa Misovic“ and in the Clinical-Hospital Center Zvezdara and handed them the Easter gifts which were generously donated by Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization.

Crown Princess Katherine was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis. During the visit the Crown Princess said:  “I am the happiest when my Foundation and I bring joy to the children at the time of the greatest Christian Holiday, Easter. Today’s donation was made possible with the help of Lifeline Chicago and other good people. I wish a lot of happiness and love to all the doctors, nurses and children. Happy Easter!“.

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The visit came just a few days after the opening of the annual charity Easter bazaar. Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia officially opened the traditional Easter Bazaar of handicrafts made by women refugees and children with special needs in Mercator Center in Belgrade.

The Serbian royal couple has, for many years, been working to improve the situation of people experiencing difficulties 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 spoke to Royal Central’s Senior Correspondent, Oskar Aanmoen, during a charity dinner in London in February.

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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.