Crown Prince and Crown Princess in humanitarian mission to Valjevo on Annunciation Day

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by the Crown Princess’s sister Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, visited the monastery of Celije. They then went  to the General Hospital in Valjevo, where they delivered a Fiat 500L worth 10,500 € that will be used to transport patients in need of therapy to the hospital. The car was  purchased with funds provided by Lifeline Canada Humanitarian Organization, whose patron is Crown Princess Katherine.

On the occasion of the Orthodox feast of the Annunciation, the Royal Couple attended the morning liturgy in the Monastery Celije, officiated by His Grace retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje and Herzegovina and in the presence of His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo. The monastery of Celije marks the Feast of the Annunciation with traditional people’s gathering, in memory of the longtime abbot St. Justin of Celije, who was born and died on this Orthodox holiday. The Holy Liturgy and the gathering, which has been held for many years in the Monastery on the Annunciation was attended byMr. Mileta Radojevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities and more than 1,000 people.

Crown Prince Alexander emphasized he was very happy to spend this Orthodox feast of the Annunciation with his people in at the Monastery Celije, and congratulated today’s feast to everyone.

Following the liturgy, and after breaking Slava cake, the Royal Couple and Bishop Milutin of Valjevo went to the General Hospital in Valjevo, where they were welcomed by the director Dr. Dobrivoje Grujicic and his associates. Crown Princess Katherine officially delivered a Fiat 500L, which will be used to transport patients to the hospital in need of therapy.

Crown Princess Katherine in her speech thanked Lifeline Canada Humanitarian Organization who had organized a fundraising dinner for the purchase of six cars for health institutions in Serbia.
“My husband Crown Prince Alexander and I are very grateful to Lifeline Canada who have been supporting our efforts to help our country and our people for more many years. The health of our people is most important because without people there is no country” – said Crown Princess Katherine.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited the the paediatric ward where they donated toys to the children who are currently patients, in order to brighten their days in the hospital.

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine have helped General Hospital in Valjevo before, by donating an ambulance, incubators, beds and mattresses, so that tomorrow’s delivery is just the continuation of humanitarian help.

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