On September 14th at 7:00 p.m., the ceremony of awarding the diplomas of the Constantinian Order was held at the Palace Ferrajoli in Rome, in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master.
After the blessing of the diplomas, H.R.H. the Duke of Castro, accompanied by T.R.H. Princesses Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria, and Maria Chiara, Duchess of Noto, of H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, by Mrs. Edoarda Crociani, by the Grand Chancellor H.E. Prince Don Francesco Ruspoli, by the Grand Treasurer H.E. Gian Carlo dei Principi Rocco di Torrepadula, by the Secretary General Dr. Giampaolo Grazian and by Marquis Giuseppe Ferrajoli, Delegate of Rome and Latium, with the support of Esq. Gualtiero Ventura, Vice Delegate of Rome and Latium, delivered the appointment/promotion diplomas, together with their corresponding decorations, to: Count Antonello del Balzo, Duke of Presenzano, H.E. Don Oddone Colonna dei Principi di Paliano Duke of Saint Cesareo, Prince Vicktor von Thurn und Taxis, Don Giovambattista Paternò, Duke of Roccaromana, Countess Milena Grafin von Rex, Mr. Bertrand de Vivies, Count Goffredo Ceglia Manfredi, Dr Naguib Sawiris, H.E. Ambassador Sergio Mercuri, Italian Ambassador to the Republic of San Marino and Professor Werner-Édouard de Saeger van Nattenhaesdonck.
Among the more than 150 guests who attended the reception, which took place in the elegant halls of the Palace located in Piazza Colonna, many illustrious personalities belonging to the institutional, diplomatic and military world participated, including H.E. Constitutional Judge Filippo Patroni Griffi, H.I.R.H. Archduke Edward of Habsburg, Ambassador of Hungary to the Holy See, H.E. Ambassador Inigo Lambertini, H.E. the Minister Counselor Max-Olivier Gonnet, Chargé d’Affaires of the French Embassy to the Holy See, H.E. the Prefect of Rome, Dr. Matteo Piantedosi, Admiral Nunzio Martello, Admiral Jerome Theillier, Rear Admiral Filippo Marini, H.E. Honorable Michele Vietti, H.E. Ambassador Umberto Vattani, H.E. Ambassador Pietro Sebastiani and H.E. the Prefect Francesco La Motta.
Several Delegates and Vice Delegates of the Constantinian Order, who came to Rome for the occasion from all the Italian regions and from Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Spain, attended as well.