On the occasion of the second anniversary of the transfer of the remains to the homeland and the state funeral in the family mausoleum of the Church of Saint George of HM King Peter II, HM Queen Alexandra, HM Queen Mary and HRH Prince Andrej, the Kingdom of Serbia Association organized the exhibition symbolically named “Fulfilled Legacy”, set by Mr. Andrija Šošić.
The exhibition was opened on May 26th, 2015 at the premises of the Kingdom of Serbia Association, and the opening ceremony was attended by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, the sister of Crown Princess Katherine, as well as by Mr. Predrag Markovic, member of the Crown Council, Prof. Dr Oliver Antic, Envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Vladan Pavicevic, MP in the Serbian Parliament as well as many other distinguished guests.
The ceremony began with the original version of the Serbian national anthem “God of Justice” (Boze pravde).
On behalf of the Kingdom of Serbia Association, the guests were greeted by the author of the exhibition and a member of the Association’s Managing Board, Mr. Andrija Šošić, who shared his memories of this important day in a very emotional speech. Mr. Šošić presented symbolic gifts to Their Royal Highnesses as a token of remembrance on this day
Guests were addressed also by Prof. Dr Oliver Antic, special advisor to President of Serbia and Mr. Predrag Markovic, member of the Crown Council, and our Patron, HRH Crown Prince Alexander formally opened the exhibition.
Addressing the audience at the exhibition opening ceremony HRH Crown Prince Alexander said: “I am happy and proud that the Association whose patron I am has decided to mark two years since the transfer of the mortal remains of my family members to our homeland. Exactly two years ago, my father King Peter II, my mother Queen Alexandra, my grandmother Queen Maria and my uncle Prince Andrej, were re-interred in the crypt of Saint George’s church in Oplenac. That act fulfilled the legacy of my great-grandfather, King Peter I, to have all the Karadjordjevic’s buried in the same place, in the heart of Šumadija” – said Crown Prince Alexander.
The exhibition displays the historic moment of the transfer of the remains of the deceased members of the Royal Family, their burial in the family mausoleum of the Church of Saint George in Oplenac, as well as numerous items that in various ways marked the state funeral.
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