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HRH the Infante Don Carlos
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Francis I
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HM King Juan Carlos I of Spain has appointed HRH Don Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orléans, Duque de Noto, as President of the Royal Council of the four Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa. This ancient body was formed in 1523 to administer these great historic institutions de Borb­; the previous presidents were HRH Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona, who was succeeded by HRH Infante Don Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Borbón-Parma, Duke of Calabria. Following the resignation of the latter, HM the King nominated the Infante Don Carlos' s only son, HRH Don Pedro, as President in his place, on 28 April. Don Pedro was installed as such by HM on 6 May in a ceremony in the Royal Palace.

 For further information see this full report here

The 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, celebrated in 2013, was not only the commemoration of an historical event of Christianity, but also the occasion on which the two branches of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, divided over several decades, have united, and through so doing put an end to familial disputes and misunderstandings. On the common initiative of HRH Prince Don Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, and HRH Prince Don Pedro of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto, also representing his august Father HRH Prince Don Carlos of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria and Infante of Spain, it was agreed to restore and develop in a spirit of familial and dynastic reconciliation those feelings of mutual respect, sincere cohesion and deep affection that have characterised the admirable history of the Royal Family of Bourbon Two Sicilies over past centuries.

25/01/2013 (Naples) Beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Cristina of Savoy
TRH  the Duke and Duchess  of Noto, The Duchess  of  Calabria,  the  Duke  and Du-chess of  Castro, the  Duke  of Capua,  the Duchesses of Palermo and  Capri, Archdu-chess  Maria    and   Archduke  Simeon  of Austria,  Princess  Ines  de Borbon Dos Si-cilias de Carelli Palombi, Princess Beatrice de  Bourbon-Deux Siciles, Prince Casimiro di Borbone-Due Sicilie and his sons Prince Luigi Alfonso and  the Rev  Alessandro  di  Borbone - Due  Sicilie,  the Duke  of  Bra-ganza,   Archduke Martin  of Austria,   the Duke  of  Aosta  and  Princess  Maria Ga-briella di Savoia,  attended  the  Beatification and  afterwards paid ho-mage at the tomb of the Blessed Queen.

Queen Maria Cristina was the first wife of King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and mother of the last reigning King, Francis II.

16 January 2013
Today is the Seventy-Fifth Birthday of His Royal Highness the Infante de España Don Carlos Maria Alfonso de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Borbón-Parma, Duke of Calabria, Count of Caserta, Head of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, Grand Master of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius, Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, doyen of the Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Grand Cross of Military Merit with White Distinction, Grand Cross of Naval Merit, Grand Cross of Agricultural Merit, Grand Commander of the Military Order of Alcántara, President of the Council of the four Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Riband (grand cross) of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, Grand Cross of the Order of Karageorgevich of Yugoslavia, Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa, Grand Cross of the Order of Albert the Bear of Anhalt, etc, Maestrante de Sevilla, Zaragoza, Granada, Valencia y Ronda, Protector of the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid, Member of the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Cataluña and the Cofradía del Santo Cáliz de Valencia,Patron-President of the Foundation de las Ordenes Militares Hospital de Santiago de Cuenca, etc. 

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