CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE’S FATHER SADLY PASSES AWAY
Athens, 20 January 2011 - Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine’s father sadly passed away today in Athens. Mr. Robert Batis had been seriously ill for several weeks.
Mr. Batis lived in Athens. He was very devoted to his family, charity and the care of people. Mr. Batis had a very big heart and was very much loved. He was one of most prominent Greek philanthropists, and received several awards from Greek Government for his humanitarian work. Mr. Batis was also honorary president of the football club Fostiras for many years.
Mr. Batis is survived by his daughters HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The funeral will take place in Athens in the next few days and will be a private one. Crown Princess Katherine and her family are very grateful for the many messages of sympathy and kind words they have received.