HRH the Duke of Calabria, Grand Master, visited Portugal on the 18-19th of November, at the invitation of HRH Infante Dom Miguel, Duke of Viseu, President of the Royal Commission of Portugal.  

In the late morning of the 18th His Royal Highness the Grand Master, accompanied by HE Ambassador D. Carlos Bárcena Portolés, attended a function in the Portuguese club, Grémio Literário, in the presence of Their Royal Highness the Duke of Braganza, Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice decorated with the Collar and the Duchess of Braganza. HRH the Duke of Calabria invested HRH the Infante Dom Miguel with the collar of the Order of San Gennaro and HRH the Duke of Braganza was given the special appointment of President ad honorem of the Royal Deputation of the Constantinian Order, a position especially created for HRH as head of the Royal House of Portugal, a token of the excellent relations between the two royal families. The last time the highest office in the Order was bestowed on a foreign Prince was in 1801 when HIM Emperor Alexander I of Russia was appointed Grand Prefect ad honorem by King Ferdinand IV and III, as Grand Master, as evidence of the high regard in which His Imperial Majesty was held by the Grand Master and King.

In the evening of the 18th an investiture Mass was celebrated in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs, Lisbon, by the Most Rev. Canon Armando Duarte, Chaplain of the Royal Commission of Portugal; also present was HE Ambassador Miguel de Polignac de Barros, Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Grand Cross of Justice, HE Ambassador Don Juan Manuel de Barandica, Ambassador of Spain to Portugal, Grand Cross of Justice (accompanied by his wife, Doña Beatriz Mazzarasa), Ambassador Manuel Côrte-Real, Knight of Justice, vice president of the Portuguese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. This was followed by a reception at the Turf Club, Lisbon, attended by TRH the Duke and Duchess of Braganza at the invitation of the Infante Dom Miguel, President of the Royal Commission.

On Saturday 19th November, HRH the Duke of Calabria, accompanied by TRH the Duke of Bragança and the Duke of Viseu, paid a special visit to the National Museum of Arte Antigua, where they were received by the Director, Professor António Filipe Pimentel. Following the visit HRH the Grand Master was received by Ambassador Barandica at the Palace of Palhavã, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Portugal. HRH then left for the airport accompanied by the Duke of Viseu, and returned to Madrid.

 

 

 

"Today is the ninety-ninth anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Infanta Dona Alicia de Borbon-Parma y Austria, dowager Duchess of Calabria, only surviving child of HRH the late Don Elias de Borbon-Parma y Borbn-Dos Sicilias, Duke of Parma and Piacenza and HIRH Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. She was married in Vienna on 16 April 1936 to HRH Infante Don Alfonso de Borbon-Dos Sicilias y Borbon, who succeeded as Head of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies and Duke of Calabria on 7 January 1960 and died on 3 February 1964."

 

 

 

We regret to announce the death of Countess Louis de Maigret, born Elisabeth Marie Madeleine Doublet de Persan, Dame of Justice, at the age of ninety-four, widow of Colonel Count Louis de Maigret, knight of Justice. We offer our condolences to her family and in particular to her grandsons, Philippe de Saporta and Aymeric de Rouge, both knights of Justice of our Order.

 

29.6.2016
STATEMENT FROM HRH THE GRAND MASTER TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ORDER
 
                
 
SPANISH              ITALIAN                ENGLISH            FRENCH

 

09/06/2016 Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Calabria, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, dowager Duchess of Calabria, and Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Noto, Princes Juan, Pablo and Pedro and Princesses Sofia, Blanca and Maria of the Two Sicilies, were received in Private Audience at the Vatican by His Holiness Pope Francis.

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28/05/2016 Iinvestiture of new knights in Paris

 

 

DECLARATION OF THE HEAD OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF THE TWO SICILIES  AND GRAND MASTER OF THE SACRED MILITARY CONSTANTINIAN ORDER OF SAINT GEORGE
 

 

07/05/2016 HRH Infante Dom Miguel de Bragança, Duke of Viseu, President of the Royal Commission for Portugal, has been received as knight of the Royal Maestranza of Chivalry of Zaragoza, sponsored by HRH the Duke of Calabria. The Senior Brother of the Order is HM King Felipe VI.
 
 
 
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The Order's Pilgrimage to Rome for the Holy Year, 2016
 

On 16th and 17th of April 2016 the Constantinian Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations took place in Rome. More than 600 Knights and friends of the Order came from all over Europe for this important event, convoked by the Grand Master HRH Don Pedro di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duke of Calabria.

These important events underlined the special relationship between the Order and the Roman Church, taking place in the Papal Basilicas of San Paolo Fuori le Mura and Santa Maria Maggiore. The official program provided for two Holy Masses, one lunch and a sacred music concert. Everyone who attended as a pilgrim was able to pass through the Holy Door and to receive the Papal indulgences granted to all who attended. Various authorities were present (Ambassadors, Military authorities, Civil authorities, and Orders representatives) and the Masses were celebrated by two of the most important Cardinals of the Catholic Church: His Eminence James Michael Cardinal Harvey, ArchPriest of the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul (on Saturday 16) and His Eminence Ludwig Cardinal Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (on Sunday 17). His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, Grand Prior of the Order, was present and was invested by the Grand Master with the Collar of the Royal Order of San Gennaro. During the evening of Saturday 16th there was a concert of sacred music in the Basilica of San Vitale by the Cappella Musicale Liberiana, one of the most important Papal Choirs in Rome.

At the end of the mass in Saint Paul, the Grand Master appointed about one hundred new knights. At the end of the mass in Santa Maria Maggiore the Grand Master paid homage to the Virgin Mary in the Borghese Chapel with a floral tribute as a particular privilege; it is the same chapel where the Pope goes to pray in special private moments of his pontificate. Photographs of the ceremonies showing the most important moments of the celebrations follow here..

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

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