Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted fifteen children from the Municipality of Subotica, who are the winners of the competition “How Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses live in the 21st century”, at the Royal Palace.
Children aged 6 to 15 competed in drawing and writing essays, and the competition was organized by the Kolibri Association from Hajdukovo. Hungarians are the second largest ethnic group in Serbia if not counting the Albanians of Kosovo.
More than 120 works were submitted, and the winners in each of the categories, divided by age, received plaques and books as a gift, as well as a trip to Belgrade with a visit to the Royal Compound where they were welcomed by Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine. All the contributions were colourful drawings of princes and princesses with crowns on their heads. Some had also illustrated the Serbian Royal Palace and other things they associate with royals and how they live their lives.
During the official greeting of the winners, Crown Prince Alexander held a speech in which he said: “It is a great pleasure for me and my wife to receive you today at the Royal Palace and to show you how Princes and Princesses really live. We really liked the idea of the Kolibri Association to organize this interesting competition, and we liked your drawings very much.”
Their Royal Highnesses made certain that the children brought back home nice memories of the Royal Palace and the White Palace, also giving them packages with toys and sweets, while the Kolibri Association presented Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine with one of the awarded drawings that will always remind them of this day.