10/11/2011 Solemn Te Deum at the Basilica Castrens

10/11/2011 Solemn Te Deum at the Basilica Castrense in Madrid to commemorate the Saint s day of HRH the Infante D. Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master
 
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A solemn Te Deum was celebrated at the Basilica Castrense (the seat of the Archbishop of the Spanish Military Archdiocese) in Madrid on 10 November to commemorate the Saint s day of HRH the Infante D. Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master. This was followed by a ceremony of investiture.

HRH the Duchess of Calabria, HRH the Duke of Noto (Grand Prefect) and HRH Prince D. Jaime accompanied the Grand Master. The celebrant was His Excellency the Most Reverend Monsignor Juan del Río Martín, Archbishop Castrense, General Military Ordinary of Spain assisted by chaplains of the Order. His Excellency the Grand Chancellor gave an address ] and read a communication from HRH the Grand Master. Among those present were HRH Princess Cristina of the Two Sicilies, who was accompanied by her husband and daughter, HRH Prince Franz William of Prussia, HIRH Archduke Istvan of Austria (President of the Luxembourg Commission), and Their Excellencies the Duke of Huescar (Vice-Grand Prefect), the Duke of Pastrana (Auditor-General), the Duke of Hornachuelos (President of the Spanish Commission), the Vice-Grand Chancellor, the Vice-Auditor-General, Duke D. Diego de Vargas Machuca (President of the Italian Commission), the Count of Rio Grande (President of the Portuguese Commission), and the Vice-Grand Treasurer and Executive-Secretary, along with many members and guests.

 

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