Upon arrival in Belgrade on Friday, 17 July members of royal families and other distinguished guests from abroad were welcomed with a rich programme, carefully prepared and organized by the Serbian Royal Family.

On Friday, the first day of the Crown Prince’s birthday celebration, a welcome reception was organized at the White Palace. Crown Prince Alexander greeted all guests, and thanked them for coming to his birthday. For many guests this was their first visit to Serbia and tours of Belgrade were organized. Guests were delighted to see our capital.

The long awaited and planned Saturday began with a cruise and buffet lunch on the Sava and Danube rivers. Guests then came in the evening to the Royal Palace for the gala dinner (Link to the article about the celebration).

On Sunday a brunch was organized at the Royal Palace. Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine then bid farewell to the guests and thanked them for coming to Serbia.

Let us remind, HRH Crown Prince Alexander’s birthday celebration was graced by the presence of: Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden (His Majesty is the head of state of Sweden), His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco (head of state of Monaco) in his first visit to Serbia, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, Their Majesties King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola Petrovic Njegos of Montenegro, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Raad Bin Zaed and Princess Majda Bin Zaed of Jordan, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianna of Baden, His Highness Prince Aga Khan Amin, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola (the son of HRH Prince Tomislav), Princess Ira of Fürstenberg, His Royal Highness Prince Serge (the son of HRH Prince Alexander son of HRH Prince Paul), Prince Pierre and Princess Sylvia d’Arenberg, Ms.Victoria De Silva (the granddaughter of HRH Prince Tomislav), Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C, P.C.