Brief History of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House

The Illustrious Royal Order of St Januarius, the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and the Royal Order of Francis I are ancient and internationally recognised dynastic Orders of Knighthood. The Constantinian Order is actively involved in the defence and promotion of the Roman Catholic religion, and together with the multi-faith Royal Order of…

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The Constantinian Order and the Royal Order of Francis I in Great Britain

For centuries, British citizens have been invested into the Orders of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies. Admiral Lord Nelson was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand and Merit in 1798. Another early recipient of this Order was the Neapolitan Prime Minister Sir John Acton who was…

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The Constantinian Order and the Royal Order of Francis I in Ireland

Over the last century there have been numerous knights and dames invested into the Constantinian Order from the island of Ireland including members of the old Gaelic nobility, the Order of Malta and the clergy as well as parliamentarians, leading businessmen and academics. The first known Irishman to be invested into the Order was Benedict…

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