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Constantinian investiture Madrid
Posted by Guy Stair Sainty
on 9/5/2017, 20:23:20
Yesterday evening a Mass an investiture of the Constantinian Order was celebrated in the Castrense Cathedral; the Archbishop Castrense was celebrant and the ceremony was presided over by the Duke of Calabria accompanied by the Duke of Noto (who gave an address). The Duchess of Calabria (with Princes Don Juan, Pablo and Pedro and Princesses doņa Sofia and Blanca), Princess Anne Cuchess of Calabria, Princess doņa Cristina (Grand Chancellor), Princess doņa Teresa (Marquesa de Laserma) and the Marques de Laserma, Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia and Princess Benigna Reuss were present. The members of the Orders government present included the Dukes of Hornachuelos and Pastrana, the Presidents of the Italian (Duke don Diego de Vargas Machuca), Portuguese (Infante Dom Miguel) and French (Prince Charles Emmanuel de Bourbon-Parma) Royal Commissions and Ambassdors Barcena and Sunye were present along with the vice-grand chancellor and Vice-auditor-general. Those invested included Erbprinz Christian zu Fürstenberg, the Dukes of Terranova and Maura and the Count of Los Andes, Grandees of Spain along with some thirty eight other new knights and dames. The Ambassador of the Order of Malta attended along with representatives of the Spanish Assembly of the Order of Malta, the four Military Orders, the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and Spanish nobiliary bodies. The investiture was followed by a reception.