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.
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.
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.
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.