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Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple to host charity gala in London

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Crown Princess Katherine’s charity organisation “Lifeline”, a gala dinner will be held at Claridge’s in London in February. The location is no coincidence. The famous hotel is the birthplace of Crown Prince Alexander, making the evening especially poignant for the royal couple. Funds raised during the dinner will go towards supplying children’s hospitals in Serbia with medical equipment.

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 was also attended by Princess Beatrice of York.

The Serbian royal couple has been working for many years to improve the situation of those who need extra support. Last year they took part in several special events including a charity evening and auction at the University Women’s Club in London to raise funds and awareness for the treatment of children with disabilities in Serbia. They also participated in a charity event in London in March 2018; which raised money for a new ambulance for a Serbian hospital.

During her recent interview with Royal Central, the Crown Princess said:

“I had parents that taught me the joy of giving, not the joy of taking. And they didn’t just tell me; they lived their life by giving. They prepared me for my role without knowing what my future would be. I was very young, and when you learn the joy of giving when you are young, you never forget it. I prayed to God for an opportunity to give of myself since that is happiness, and God gave me Alexander and a whole country. So when you pray, you have to make sure that is what you want.”

The Crown Princess presenting medical equipment to a hospital. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade

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. For further information on the event, email

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.