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Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple attend annual United States National Prayer Breakfast


Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia were last week guest speakers at the 68th annual United States National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Their Royal Highnesses have attended the National Prayer Breakfast for many years.

They were invited by the Members of the Congress of the United States of America. Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine used this opportunity to make new contacts while promoting Serbia and its people.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia at the 68th annual United States National Prayer Breakfast in Washington in 2020. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

The traditional National Prayer Breakfast is attended by the President of the United States of America and other members of the national leadership of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the United States.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2018 with former United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

The origin of the National Prayer Breakfast is traced back to prayer groups with business and civic leaders in Seattle, organized by the Norwegian-born Methodist Abraham Vereide in the 1930s. In 1905 Vereide emigrated from Norway to the United States. The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., usually on the first Thursday in February.

The event is a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners. The breakfast is typically attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries. It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization. It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and pray together.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2019 with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

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, 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.

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.