Rome, 11 March 2008. The Delegate for Great Britain and Ireland, Lord Brennan of Bibury QC, together with his Council members and all the Knights and Dames of the British and Irish delegation extends its warmest and heartfelt congratulations and prayers to His Most Eminent Highness Frà Matthew Festing on his election as the 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Fra Matthew Festing has had a long assosciation with the British and Irish Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. His Most Eminent Highness was appointed to the Council of the British and Irish Delegation in 2002.
The Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta was invested as a Knight of Justice of the Constantinian Order of Saint George in 1991 and in 1994 was promoted to the grade of Knight Grand Cross of Justice.