30/10/2014

A solemn Te Deum was sung in the Basilica Castrense on 30 October to commemorate the Saint s Day of HRH the Infante Don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master and to receive new knights and dames of the Order (see here). The celebrant was HE the Most Rev Monsignor Juan del Río Martín, Archbishop of the Spanish Military Archdiocese and HEm the Most Rev Carlos Cardinal Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop Emeritus of Seville attended.

The new members were received by HRH the Grand Prefect and greeted by HE the Duke of Huescar, Vice Grand Prefect and HE the Duke of Hornachuelos, President of the Spanish Royal Commission, and made homage to HRH the Grand Master.

TRH the Duchess of Calabria, the Duchess of Noto, Princess Cristina of the Two Sicilies (Grand Chancellor) and the Duke of Noto attended, along with Don Pedro López Quesada y Borbón. HRH the Infante Dom Miguel, Duke of Viseu, President of the Portuguese Royal Commission and Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice, HRH Prince Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon-Parme, Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice, HRH Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia, Grand Cross of Justice of Honour, and HSH Princess Benigna Reuss (who read the Epistle) also attended, along with the Ambassador of the Italian Republic and the Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The Royal Deputation was represented by TE the Duke of Pastrana, Auditor-General, Guy Stair Sainty, Vice-Grand Chancellor, Duke Don Diego de Vargas Machuca, President of the Italian Royal Commission, and Don Florencio Álvarez Labrador y Sanz, Secretary-General, who attended along with many members of the Order and representatives of the Military Orders and Maestranzas.

 

 

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