Gerrards Cross – April 2004. It is with much sadness that the Chancery of the British & Irish Delegations notes the death on 21 April 2004, aged 73, of our confrere and renowned author, Dr Peter Bander van Duren.
Dr Bander van Duren was first invested into the Constantinian Order as a Knight of Grace in December 1981 and was promoted by order of HRH The Grand Master, to the high rank of Knight Grand Cross with Gold Star within the Special Category, on St George’s Day 1985.
Peter Bander van Duren was a well known and much liked Delegation member, and was the leading international authority on papal, state, catholic and dynastic orders of knighthood. Dr Bander van Duren’s noteworthy titles included ‘Orders of Knighthood and of Merit and their relationship to the Apostolic See’ and ‘The Cross and the Sword’.
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