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Crown Princess Katherine expresses solidarity with cancer patients


Royal Palace Belgrade

On World Cancer Day, Crown Princess Kathrine of Serbia expressed solidarity with cancer patients in Serbia and worldwide.

Her Royal Highness issued a statement where she said: “On the World Cancer Day I would like to draw your attention to the fact that cancer is preventable and by having regular medical check-ups, screening, prevention of risk factors and vaccination programs, which are of the outmost importance, this disease can be successfully avoided or cured. By taking good care of one’s health, at the same time one is taking care of one’s loved ones. Good health is necessary for a better life and the wellbeing of your families.”

The Crown Princess continued: “Ever since my Hmanitarian Foundation in Belgrade was established in 2001, it has been active in raising awareness on the importance of preventing, treating and fighting cancer, as well as providing medical equipment for cancer treatment and this is one of its most important goals for the future. In 2019 the total value of medical equipment donated by my Foundation reached over $1,700,000.”

The Crown Princess has a special love for children, which is obviously mutual. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

Her Royal Hignhess concluded her statement with the following message: “I wish to emphasize my admiration and gratitude to all our medical professionals in Serbia for their extraordinary work and contribution. I hope that we will all continue to work together for the ultimate benefit of our citizens’ health.”

Serbia’s Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine have dedicated their lives to raising living standards with a special focus on children, the sick and the most vulnerable. If you want to read more, and maybe donate, you can do so here.

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.



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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.