Statement of HRH Prince Nikola Petrović-Njegoš to the Montenegrin nation

Statement of HRH Prince Nikola Petrović-Njegoš to the Montenegrin nation


My fellow citizens,

For several days now we have been faced with an unprecedented health crisis that is taking every day of alarming proportions. Confined, we are all worried about our loved ones and our future. I have no doubt that for many of you who had a difficult life before… In this crisis, the containment situation must be an additional test. I would like you to know that my heart goes out to you, confined as you are, but… a thousand miles as the crow flies.

I had thought for a moment that Montenegro would be spared and that this type of disaster was reserved rather for the big cities. But this is not the case – unfortunately. However, Montenegro made the decisions on containment early enough and I hope that this will enable us to avoid the terrible situation in Italy, which strikes at their tours France and Spain. As in the past, I’m sure that you will be able to face this new challenge with seriousness and solidarity to keep this crisis as short as possible. I am particularly concerned for our former isolated and defenceless people against the virus. I am also thinking of the families who are facing the difficulties that confinement has brought to their children. imposes. I am thinking of our caregivers who are on the front line of this battle under conditions so difficult. But I am thinking about tomorrow, our future, our children’s future.

Do you actually believe that the world after Corona Virus can remain the same? Don’t you think that the interests and rivalries that mobilized us yesterday, tomorrow… we’ll seem out of date? Don’t you think that the magnitude of this global crisis can be linked to our fashions… in the same way that global warming is? For several years now, men and women all over the planet have been mobilize for the ecological transition, don’t you think that this is the best way to be able to anticipate future disasters and preserve our children’s future? Just as we are all concerned by this crisis, can we not to meet together around a true project of Ecological State which is for me the only one project that would make sense in the aftermath of this health and economic crisis. Until then, let’s take care of ourselves and our loved ones.


Prince Nikola Petrović-Njegoš


Foundation Petrović-Njegoš:

HRH Prince Nikola (II) of Montenegro is the Head of the erstwhile Royal House of Montenegro, and second in the country’s state protocol. 


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