Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by H.E. Francis M. O’Donnell, Ambassador (ret.), Director of the Clans of Ireland and Delegate of the Clan O’Donnell of Tyrconnell, visited today an exhibition at the Historic Museum of Serbia about the Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic Dynasties.
TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine enjoyed an exhibition devoted to the two Dynasties that take most of the credit for the liberation of the Serbian people from the Ottoman Empire and building of the modern Serbian State.
At the “Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic Dynasties in Historic Museum of Serbia Archives” Exhibition very valuable items are displayed, among them more than 400 personal belongings of Karadjordje and Milos, founders of the modern era of Serbian Royal Dynasties and their descendants.
The ones which distinguish themselves among other exhibits, by their artistic quality and historical significance, are the Royal insignia of HM King Peter I: orb, scepter, coronation gown of Venetian velvet and silk and his crown made out of cannon handle from the First Serbian uprising that he wore only once during his coronation in 1904; the Supreme leader Karadjordje’s lavishly ornamented yataghan; the saber of Aleksandar Obrenovic, and jewelry of the Obrenovic family, paintings by famous Serbian painters Uros Knezevic, Paja Jovanovic and Uros Predic, and furniture from the Serbian Royal Palaces
HRH Crown Prince Alexander II believes that it is obligation of us all to preserve the historic memory of our nation, our tradition and to keep our national and cultural heritage. The Historic Museum of Serbia has very important role in this regard.