Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by Mrs Betty Roumeliotis, sister of HRH Princess Katherine, opened today the traditional Easter Bazaar of women refugees and socially vulnerable people in the Delta City shopping mall in New Belgrade.
At the beginning of opening the ceremony guests and exhibitors were welcomed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander, HE Mrs Maja Gojkovic, Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine, who officially opened the Bazaar.
In her speech Her Royal Highness emphasized: “It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the traditional Easter Bazaar. At the Bazaar today and tomorrow you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful handicrafts made by these creative women. They had to leave their homes and find new lives somewhere far away. In the difficult times that have befallen them, they support their families by their work. All proceeds from the purchase of these artefacts is going directly to these dedicated women and their families”.
Beside Speaker of the Parliament Mrs Maja Gojkovic and Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Vladimir Cucic, opening of the Easter Bazaar was attended by numerous ambassadors, representatives of Diplomatic Corps and friends of the Royal Family.
The Bazaar will be open today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation is particularly grateful to the shopping centre Delta City for their help in organizing this humanitarian Easter Bazaar as well as Coffee Restaurant Monument.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine organised the traditional Christmas and Easter handicraft bazaars of women refugees and socially vulnerable people for 15 years now, in order to help them sell their work and earn money, which would allow them to spend these two major holidays with their own families unburdened with financial problems.
Their Royal Highnesses invited all citizens to come to Delta City, visit the handicraft bazaar and buy gifts that will delight their loved ones and help these hardworking and devoted women who exhibit their handicrafts at the Bazaar.