Among the guests, Diana, duchess of Cadaval and Anjou and her mother Dowager Duchess Claudine, D.Pedro de Bragança Lafões and his wife, D.Francisco de Bragança van Uden, D.Jaime count of Lavradio, Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, brother of the current President, etc.
The Duke of Bragança's speach
Tonight, in Estoril, will take place the traditional Conjurados Dinner - the dinner that celebrates the reunion that took place on the eve of the portuguese restoration of independence after 60 years of spanish rule.
Every year, HRH The Duke of Bragança issues a message on this day.
In 1640, around 40 aristocrats got together in full secrecy and plotted to reverse the government, presided by the vice-regina Margarita of Savoy, dowager duchess of Mantova in name of Felipe IV.
The last meeting, on Nov.30th, took place in the palace of D.Antão de Almada, 7th count of Avranches, today known as Palace of Independence.
The coup was successful and the Duke of Bragança was proclaimed King of Portugal as D.João IV.
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