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Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple hold gala dinner in London


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On Thursday, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia held a gala dinner in London at the Nobel Berkeley Hotel. Last year’s 25th-anniversary celebration of Crown Princess Katherine’s charity organisation, Lifeline, was held at Claridge’s hotel. The famous hotel is the birthplace of Crown Prince Alexander. Because the ballroom is under renovation, this year’s dinner was held at the Berkeley hotel.

This year’s dinner was also a memorable evening for a good cause. It all started with a reception where the 200 guests were served with a drink and the opportunity to talk to the royals and other prominent guests. A three-course dinner followed. The appetizer was Scottish salmon, followed by steak and finished with a lovely cheesecake. Andrew Eborn, a renowned inspirational speaker, guided the guests through the evening.

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen

There was also a live performance by RJ Gibb, son of the late Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees. Additionally, a charity auction was held where jewellery, paintings and experiences were auctioned off. All the money raised went directly to the Crown Princess’s foundation to help Serbian children.

The successful auction raised a significant amount of money for the good causes that the Crown Princess’s charity helps with Serbian hospitals. There was little doubt as to what was most popular. There was a regular bidding war among many who wanted to secure a private dinner with the Crown Prince and Crown Princess at their palace in Serbia.

Crown Prince Alexander. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

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.

When Crown Princess Katherine’s charity organisation, Lifeline, celebrated its 20th anniversary, it also held a charity gala at Claridge’s in London. That event raised money for the Cerebral Palsy Society in Greece and the Children’s Home Foundation in Greece. In addition to the Serbian royals, the event in 2014 was also attended by Princess Beatrice of York.

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Among the guests this year was Oskar Aanmoen, Royal Central’s Senior Europe correspondent. His exclusive comments from Crown Princess Katherine at the event will be k Royal Central next week, stay tuned.



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.