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Serbia’s Royal Family celebrate Orthodox Easter


Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

This weekend the Royal Family of Serbia celebrated Orthodox Easter. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander sent congratulations for the Easter holidays to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, bishops, clergy and all believers of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

In his statement, the Serbian Crown Prince said: “To all Orthodox believers, my wife and I and the entire Royal Family, wish a joyful and blessed Easter. A difficult year is behind us, full of challenges and insecurities. For the second year in a row, we are celebrating the biggest Christian holiday – Easter, with the desire for the world to overcome the terrible virus. That struggle continues”.

Crown Prince Alexander continued: “But, as always, the holy days of Easter strengthen our faith and bring new hope for a carefree and better future. May this feast of feasts, the day of Christ’s resurrection, the victory of good over evil and life over death, bring us blessed days and give us the strength to overcome all difficulties. I wish you to spend the holidays with your loved ones, in health, peace and happiness. Christ is Risen”.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine visited several children’s home in Belgrade and traditionally gave Easter packages to children in these homes. All the children in these homes received an Easter package, with sweets and juices, toys, clothes, blankets, books and backpacks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, the traditional Easter reception for children without parental care, which has been organized at the White Palace since 2001, was not organized this year.

Her Royal Highness said: “Easter is a feast that everyone is happy about, especially children. Our wish is to share the joy of the Easter with the children in orphanages, to deliver them gifts and provide moments of happiness that they will remember all their lives. I am very grateful to all the people of good will who helped us to bring joy to orphanages and to the hearts of children without parental care. Children’s smiles are the best reward for those who made that joy possible”.

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.