Source: The Royal Family of Serbia
May 20, 2016
An exhibition that shows all historical ties between the two royal dynasties – Karadjordjevic and Romanov, was officially opened tonight at the White Palace. The author of the exhibition is Mr Dusan Babac. Beside Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine,Prince Serge, Princess Eleonora and Mrs Betty Roumeliotis, the sister of Crown Princess Katherine, the opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defence HE Mr Zoran Djordjevic, Mr. Petar Valentinovich Multatuli, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of RISI from Moscow, the chief of analysis and assessment sector, members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, the representatives of the Serbian Army and the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as many representatives of cultural and public life. The program was enriched with the performance by Slavic Choir from Belgrade, who performed the original version of the Serbian national anthem and the anthem of Imperial Russia.
The exhibition is set up in the dining room and the Grand and Small Salons of the White Palace, and visitors will be able to see how Tsar Alexander I Romanov supported Supreme Leader Karadjordje, the photos of Princes George and Alexander in Russian military services, visit of King Peter I to Russia in 1910 and 1911, the wedding of Princess Helen and the Grand Duke Ioan Konstantinovich Romanov, and the support of the Emperor Nicholas II to Serbia in 1914 and 1915.
All visitors to the Museum Night will be able to see the exhibition tomorrow!
Welcoming the guests His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander said: “It is very nice that the exhibition “The Karadjordjevic and Romanov Dynasties – Historical Ties” is set in the Palace of my grandfather, King Alexander I. From my great ancestor Karadjordje, to my father, King Peter II, and until today, the ties between the imperial Romanov family and my family have always reflected the traditional friendship between Serbia and Russia” said Crown Prince Alexander who thanked the Military and Historical museums of Serbia, the “Dunav Osiguranje” insurance company and the historian Petar Multatuli from the Moscow institute “RISI” for the support in the organization of this exhibition.
Beside His Royal Highness the guests at the opening ceremony were also addressed by Mr. Dragomir Acovic, chairman of the Crown Council and Mr. Petar Valentinovich Multatuli.
Last night the exhibition “Karadjordjevic and Romanov Dynasties –Historical Ties” was presented to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and the Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church who were the guests of HRH Crown Prince Alexander at the Royal Palace at the dinner on the occasion of the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops.