The celebration of the 70th birthday of Crown Prince Alexander began this evening at the White Palace with a reception and dinner hosted by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and their children Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip, Prince Alexander, David and Alison; and grandchildren Amanda and Michael for guests who arrived from abroad.
Tonight’s reception and dinner at The White Palace was attended by Their Majesties King Carl Gustav XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Prince Raad Bin Zaed and Princess Maida Bin Zaid of Jodan, His Royal Highness Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianna of Baden, His Highness Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Her Highness Princess Ira of Fürstenberg, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola (the oldest son of HRH Prince Tomislav) and Lord and Lady Goldsmith.
Guests were greeted by the Royal Couple in the Black and White salon of the White Palace. Guests arrival was accompanied by music performed by the “Royal Strings of St. George”, whose patron is His Royal Highness Prince Philip.
The guests then enjoyed a short artistic programme on the White Palace terrace, opened by the children’s choir “Magic”, and after that there was a short presentation of the Serbian tradition through traditional Serbian folk dances performed by the Academic Cultural Society “Lola”. The event was followed by great number of media representatives.
Tomorrow the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will take Their Majesties King Carl Gustav XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden, His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Raad Bin Zaed of Jordan and Princess Majda Bin Zaid, His Royal Highness Prince Ludwig of Baden, His Highness Prince Amyn Aga Khan , Her Highness Princess Ira of Fürstenberg, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola Petrovic Njegos, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola (the son of HRH Prince Tomislav) and guests for a cruise on the Belgrade rivers.
In the evening there will be a gala dinner at the Royal Palace. Their Majesties King Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians and Her Majesty Queen Sofia, Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece (sister of Queen Sofia) and Their Serene Highnesses Prince Pierre and Princess Sylvia d’Arenberg will join foreign guests, members of the Serbian government, religious dignitaries and the most representatives of the Serbian cultural and public scene.