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Grand Master HRH The Duke of Castro promotes the Cardinal Archbishop of New York to Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice

foto 14 marzoNew York, March 2018. The Prince and Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order, of St George, HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, promoted His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York to the honour and and dignity of a Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order, of St George. His Eminence has been a member of the Constantinian Order since 2001.

The Grand Master presented Cardinal Dolan with the decoration and diploma of Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice during a ceremony held on 11 March 2018 in the Cardinal’s Residence at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The Order’s Delegate in the United States of America, HE Cav John Viola was also in attendance.

His Eminence Theodore, Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop emeritus of Washington is the Prior of the US Delegation. The US Delegation is very active and has seen a significant expansion over the last few years. The US Delegate, HE Cav John Viola appointed longstanding member, Baron Robert Allen La Rocca as Vice Delegate in 2017. The Chancellor of the US Delegation is Mr Pasquale Menna.

The Delegate of Great Britain and Ireland, Anthony Bailey, said: “On behalf of the British and Irish Delegation, I would like to congratulate His Eminence Cardinal Dolan on his promotion within our worldwide Order. Our two Delegations have always enjoyed a strong and meaningful partnership and I very much hope that future occasions can be found for our respective members to work closer together to fulfil the mission of our Order.

 

Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco

Nice, Monday November 19th 2017. H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, Ambassador of “Les Anges Gardiens” Foundation, in collaboration with the Monegasque delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint Georges, participated with the association’s volunteers in order to help hundreds of people (young people left to the streets, families and old people) who have been abandoned in Nice streets. During the year, each Monday from 6 pm warm food, biscuits, milk, tissues, wheelchairs, blankets and others products have been distributed to the needy people. During this occasion, the official provider of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Stratta 1836, ancient Italian bakery, donated handmade panettone (Italian Christmas cake) for the forthcoming Christmas festivities.

 HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

 HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro with the voluunters and the foundress of the Association Bruna Maue Cassio “Les Anges Gardiens” during night-time distribution of basic necessities to the people in need.

MONACO – INVESTITURE CEREMONY OF H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT II, SOVEREIGN PRINCE OF MONACO

S.A.S. il Principe Alberto II, Principe Sovrano di Monaco riceve da S.A.R. il Principe Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca di Castro il collare dell’Ordine Costantiniano

H.R.H. Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, receives by H.R. H. Prince Charles Of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, the collar of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint Georges

Montecarlo, Palais Princier, Monday,  Novembre 6th 2017.

An official meeting took place between H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Master of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies and H.R.H Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco.
During the meeting Prince Albert II was given the Collar of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint Georges and the emblems of the Royal  Order of Saint Gennaro. S.E. Don Francesco Ruspoli, Prince of Cerveteri, Grand Chancellor of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint Georges; Mr. Inigo Lopez de la Osa Escribano, Delegate and President of the Monegasque Association for Monaco Principality; State Counsellor Camille Pascal, Delegate for France; S.E. M. Jacques Boisson, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco’s Secretary of State S; M. Georges Lisimachio, Chef of Cabinet of  H.R.H. Monaco Sovereign Prince took part at the important event.

S.A.S. il Principe Alberto II, Principe Sovrano di Monaco riceve da S.A.R. il Principe Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca di Castro le insgne del Real Ordine di San Gennaro

H.R.H. Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, receives by H.R. H. Prince Charles Of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, the decoration of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint Januarius

A partire da sinistra: M. Georges Lisimachio, Capo di Gabinetto di S.A.S. il Principe Alberto II di Monaco, M. Inigo Lopez de la Osa Escribano, Presidente dell’Associazione monegasca dell’Ordine, S.A.R. il Duca di Castro, S.A.S. il Principe Albert II, Principe Sovrano di Monaco, S.E. Don Francesco Ruspoli, Principe di Cerveteri, Gran Cancelliere dell’Ordine, M. Camille Pascal, Delegato e Presidente dell’Associazione francese dell’Ordine, S.E. M. Jacques Boisson, Segretario di Stato di S.A.S. il Princip Albert II di Monaco

From the left:
Mr. Georges Lisimachio, Chef of Cabinet of H.R.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
Mr. Inigo Lopez de la Osa Escribano, President of the Monegasque Association of the Sacred Miliary Constantian Order
H.R.H. Duke of Castro
H.R.H. Prince Alberto II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco
H.E. Francesco Ruspoli, Prince of Cerveteri, Gran Chancelor of the Sacred Order
Mr. Camille Pascal, Delegate and President of the Sacred Order’s Frenche Association in France
H.E. Mr. Jacques Boisson, Secretary of State of H.R.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

“Briciole di Salute”, a project of H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, to the aid of Father Biagio Conte’s “Hope and Charity Mission”, finally started

The Grand Magistry of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, guided by H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Master and Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Siciles, decided to help and support the Hope and Charity Mission after hearing the news of the humanitarian initiative launched by Father Biagio Conte. The Mission deals with all the tragic situations of poverty in Palermo, providing a huge support to citizens and to the poorest people. The Sicilian Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George , thanks to many volunteers who collaborate daily with the Order, will provide a monthly material and economic support through “Briciole di Salute” project, that will envisage materials for children, food and logistic support. Moreover, for Christmas feast days, the Royal House official provider, Bottega Conticelli, will offer a beautiful Christmas tree to the mission. “With our help we start a charitable and hopeful path. I congratulate with all of you because you help the poorest daily, thanks to your constant and well organized volunteering collaborations” His Eminence Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior, wrote in a touching letter sent to the Sicilian delegation. The letter announced the important support to the social initiative.

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CASTRO IN NOTO – 22-24 SEPTEMBER 2017

JBML8492On September 23 H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro  and Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders, visited Sicily to take part in a number of charity activities in the city of Noto. He was accompanied by his spouse, H.R.H. Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro, and by his daughters, T.R.H. Princesses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara.
During the morning the Grand Master, accompanied by Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, donated three semiautomatic defibrillators on behalf of the Constantinian Order to the State Comprehensive School “G. Melodia” in Noto.

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The donation is part of the vaster project titled “Cardio Protected City” that was initiated last year and that involved numerous Italian delegations of the Constantinian Order, with the donation of first aid equipment for cardiorespiratory arrest.
Given the financial difficulties of many of the families of the area, and in response to a request by the Principal of the Melodia School, the Constantinian Order decided to purchase the school books required for all the students of the school for the year 2017-2018. This action inaugurated the Project “Book Coupon”. An additional donation of toys was also made for the smaller children of the School.
In the afternoon the Royal Family visited the bishopric of Noto and distributed essential items for children ages 0 to 3 years as part of the Crumbs of Health Program. They also donated a semiautomatic defibrillator to a local youth soccer team as well as clothes donated Mr He Jianxing (Entreprise HELI), Mr Ren Gael (VEGA’S) and Mr Jiang Yimin (GRASSTAR).
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On Sunday, September 24, following Holy Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Noto by His Most Rev. Eminence Mons. Antonio Staglianò, Bishop of Noto and Knight Commander of Ecclesiastical Grace, a ceremony was held to confer diplomas to several Knights and Dames of the Order. In his remarks H.R.H., the Duke of Castro and Grand Master, thanked all those who work generously to carry out the activities of the Order and pointed out that when he was young he also held the title of Duke of Noto.
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For this reason, in noting the decision taken as Head of the Royal House to change the rules of succession by adopting the rule of absolute primogeniture, H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies stated that the title due to his second-born, Maria Chiara, be Duchess of Noto. Succession of titles in the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies contemplates that the title Duke of Castro is to be attributed to the head of the Family, the title of the Duchy of Calabria to the first heir and that of the Duchy of Noto to the second heir in the line of succession.
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H.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES CONFERS THE HONOR OF KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF FRANCIS I UPON STEVEN SCHWARTZMAN

_GA84248Monday, 31 July 2017. H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders has conferred the honor of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I upon Mr. Steven Schwartzman for his commendable contributions to culture through a targeted philanthropic activity, including the restoration of the New York Public Library in 2007 and the recent expansion of the Campus of Yale University.

The Royal Order of Francis I is granted to individuals who have distinguished themselves in the sciences, arts and diplomacy and does not assume the exclusively Catholic features of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.

Among the many Knights and Dames of the Order there are 14 Heads of State and numerous Cardinals, in addition to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, H.E. Ban Ki Moon, David Rockefeller and three winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: Rigoberta Menchù, H.E. the former President of Costa Rica Oscar Sanchez and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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