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Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple awarded the Order of Nikola Tesla

Representatives of the Tesla Science Foundation Philadelphia have awarded the Order of Nikola Tesla to Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, as well as a bust of the great Serbian scientist.

The Honorary Director of the Tesla Science Foundation, President of Tesla Scientific Foundation, director of the Tesla Education Program and owner of the Pertini company visited the Crown Prince Couple of Serbia on Tuesday, 19 October, at their home, the Royal Palace, and delivered the Tesla decorations to them.

Crown Prince Alexander issued a statement saying: “This order that we have received today is of great importance for us, especially because it bears the name of Nikola Tesla, our genius scientist. It will inspire my wife and me to even harder continue our work on spreading the good word about Serbia and its people across the globe and making bridges of friendship between our nation and the people of the world. But I must say a few more words why is the name Tesla so important for me personally. Whenever his name is mentioned, I feel great honour and happiness because of the good and, I can say, friendly relations that Tesla had with my family, with much respect and honour. He was a true supporter of the Crown, who showed it many times in the past.”

Crown Prince Alexander continued: “During the official visit to the United States of America, when he was working on getting the support for the righteous fight of heroic men and women, led by General Dragoljub Mihailović, against Nazism in Yugoslavia, my father met with a lot of important people, including the President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. But it was the meeting with Tesla that left a strong impression on King Peter II, especially when this great man said to him:’…I am sure you will be a great ruler.’ And my father always dearly remembered how true and a great patriot Tesla was. How he said to him that he is ‘proud to be Serb and Yugoslav’.”

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a Serbian inventor and engineer who contributed to the design of the world’s modern alternating current electricity supply system.

According to the Royal House, “The mission of the Tesla Science Foundation (TNF) from Philadelphia is to preserve and develop the character and work of the Serbian genius, a world-techno scientist who created the future of mankind. Their objective is to create humanity in which there will be harmony and a constant flow of positive energy, and an education system that will prepare young people to make a full contribution to the common well-being.”

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.