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Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple highlight problems with cancer and orphans

Royal Palace Belgrade

On Thursday of last week, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia organised a formal dinner at the White Palace in honour of the 56th Cancer Conference Week. This happened only a day after Their Royal Highnesses announced that they had made a large donation to Serbian orphanages.

“It is a pleasure to be here again today to deliver a BEKO donation. The history of the humanitarian cooperation of my Foundation and the Centre for the Protection of Infants, Children and Youth Zvecanska is long and filled with care and love for our children. Children are the future of our country, and that future is beautiful and bright,” said Crown Princess Katherine in her speech on Wednesday.

Her Royal Highness provides donations to the orphans. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

During the dinner on Thursday, more than 80 doctors and experts from Serbia and abroad were invited to have discussions about the improvement of oncology healthcare in Serbia. “My wife and I are very happy to be the honorary patrons of this gathering, which is extremely important for our healthcare system,” stated Crown Prince Alexander in his speech.

In 2019 alone, Princess Katherine Foundation donated 10 infusion pumps, a state-of-the-art Samsung ultrasound device worth over 70,000 euros, genetic testing kits, Toyota car to transport patients undergoing chemotherapy and much more other equipment necessary to oncology hospitals departments, doctors and patients.

From the dinner on Thursday at the White Palace. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

Lifeline New York works directly with HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in Belgrade to provide critically needed humanitarian aid to the people of Serbia regardless of religion or ethnic origin, with a focus on aiding physically and mentally handicapped children, orphans and working with medical institutions to improve health care throughout the country.

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. If you want to read more about the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation, you can do so here.

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.