Relations with Spain of the Constantinian Order

HRH Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona, head of the Royal House of Spain (1941-1977, died 1993), wearing the Collar of the Constantinian Order

HM the King of Spain and HRH the Infante D. Carlos on the occassion of the reunion of the board of patronage of Fondena (the Spanish Branch of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature) of which HM the King is Honorary President and HRH the Infante D. Carlos is President

Authorization given to Spanish recipients of the Ordine Costantiniano to wear the decorations in Spain

Approval of the Statutes of the Asociacíon Internacional de la Sagrada y Militar Orden Constantinian de San Jorge, Ministry of the Interior,
14 December 2004

Archivo General del Ministerio de Asuntos Esteriores, 1860-1877, libros 354, 355 and 356, authorization given to three Spanish citizens. Authorization has continued to be given in the present reign, see resolution of the Jefe del Estado Mayor del Ejército, 22 January 1997, published in the Boletín Oficial de la Difesa, permitting Comandante de Infantería D. José-Antonio Crespo-Francés Valero to wear the decorations of the Order; by resolution of the Under-Secretary of Defence of 20 October 1998, authorization was accorded to Comandante Auditor D. Fernando García-Mercadal y García-Loygorri, published in the Boletín Oficial de la Difesa, number 2210, of 28 Octobre 1998.

From 1961 onwards the Grand Chancellor of the Royal Order of San Hermengildo acting until 1975 in the name of the Head of State, and from 1977 in the name of HM the King, has invited HRH the Grand Master to appoint representatives of the Order to attend the bi-annual ceremony of the Royal Order at the Monastery of the Escorial, along with the four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, the Order of Malta and the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

In 1983 HM the King commanded reports on the succession to the Grand Magistery of the Order from th Istituto Salazar y Castro, the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of State; these bodies concluded unanimously that the legitimate Grand Master of the Order is HRH the Infante D. Carlos, Duke of Calabria (see PUBLICATIONS section).

HRH the Infante D. Carlos presents to HM the King the medal of Honour of the Spanish Confederation of Federations, of which HRH is President

The award of the prize of the Forum de Alta Direccíon by HRH the Infante D. Carlos, Duke of Calabria, accompanied by HRH the Duchess of Calabria, to the Mayor (Alcalde) of Madrid , José María Alvárez del Manzano

The most recent decree authorizing the use of the Constantinian Order in Spain

 

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