17.1.2022:  Donation of food to people without resources in Cantabria.

 

The Corps of Nobility of Cantabria allocates the annual fees of its members to the purchase and distribution of food among the most disadvantaged.

The social contributions that have been paid this year by the members of the Corporation have been entirely dedicated to the purchase of non-perishable food, detergents, and other essential consumables that have been donated to a soup kitchen in the city of Santander that for years it has been serving the most basic needs of disadvantaged people or those who are going through a temporarily difficult situation. 

 

We are satisfied to be able to be useful to the society of our region because social action and help to those in need is in line with the traditional principles of chivalry and the nobility whose promotion is established as a corporate purpose in our Statutes.

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1.1.2022: The Corps of the Noblity of Cantabria use new version of the great coat of arms 

23.12.2021: The Corps of the Noblity of Cantabria wishes all its friends and supporters a blessed Christmas and a happy new year 2022!

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23.12.2021: We received wishes for the new year 2022 from the Real Estamento Militar del Principado de Gerona . Thank you!

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21.12.2021: We received wishes for the new year 2022 from the Casa Troncal de los Doce Linajes de Soria. Thank you!

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20.12.2021: We received wishes for the new year 2022 from the Cuerpo de la Nobleza del Antiguo Reino de Galicia. Thank you!

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13.11.2021: Members of our Corporation attended the gala evening at the Segovia Castle 

The President and Secretary of our Corp took part in a gala evening at the Segovia Castle (Alcázar de Segovia), which traditionally took place with the participation of the nobility of Castile and the whole Kingdom of Spain. Our representatives spent a pleasant evening in the highest society and established important contacts that promise further cooperation with other noble corporations of Spain.

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Segovia Castle - the entrance gate at night when gala evening took place and a general view of the castle

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President and Secretary of our Corp in uniform of our Corp in the Hall of the Galley, with the mural of the coronation of Isabella I of Castile in the background (Segovia Castle) 

21.10.2021: Holy Masses are held around the world today to commemorate and commemorate the Emperor and King Blessed Charles of Habsburg-Lorraine under the patronage of the Emperor Charles' Prayer League for Peace between Nations (Liga de Oración del Beato Carlos de Austria) .

The pictures show an invitation to the Holy Mass in the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte in Funchal where is the tomb of Blessed Charles I of Austria, Madeira, a photo of the church itself and the logo of the Emperor Charles' Prayer League for Peace between Nations (Liga de Oración del Beato Carlos de Austria)

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18.10.2021: The Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria awarded "Cruz de Oro al Mérito profesional" (Golden Cross of Professional Merit) to a gentleman in Slovakia

The President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria - Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta awarded the Golden Cross of Professional Merit to the Sr. D. Andrej Hutta for his educational work and for excellent reconstruction of the Schloss Oberthur (Slovak: Kaštieľ Horné Turovce), cultural heritage of Slovakia in village Horné Turovce (Hungarian: Felsőtúr, German: Oberthur)

 

It is said that it is the initiation of a brilliant career inside our institution. Congratulations !

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Sr. D. Andrej Hutta 

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Schloss Oberthur (Horné Turovce)

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Schloss Oberthur (Hungarian:  Felsőtúr) in 1912

The Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria (hereinafter only "Corporation") organized a gala evening in honor of the rare visit of S.A.I.R. Don Carlos Felipe de Habsburgo-Lorena y Arenberg, Archiduque de Austria, Príncipe Real de Hungría y de Bohemia, etc. and his wife S.A.I.R. Doña Annie-Claire de Habsburgo-Lorena, Archiduquesa de Austria, Princesa Real de Hungría y de Bohemia.

The gala dinner was attended by full members and some of the honorary members of our Corporation.

 

Su Alteza Imperial y Real Don Carlos Felipe de Habsburgo-Lorena received, from the hands of the President of our Corporation, our Medal of Honor and the Grand Cross of our Noble Order of Saint Sergius.

 

Su Alteza Imperial y Real Doña Annie-Claire de Habsburgo-Lorena received, from the hands of the General Lieutenant of the Noble Order of Saint Sergius for the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy, insignia of the Dame of our Noble Order of Saint Sergius.

Su Alteza Imperial y Real joined our Corporation as the honorary members and became also the members of the Magisterial Council of our Corporation. 

 

The whole event was held in the spirit of a pleasant conversation that we will all remember as one of the most pleasant nights of our lives.

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bottom line (group photo), from the left: Ilmo.Sr. D. Alejandro Gómez y Sánchez, Sr. D. Lubomir M. Kreuz, Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta, S.A.I.R. Archiduquesa Dña. Annie-Claire de Habsburgo-Lorena, S.A.I.R. Archiduque D. Carlos Felipe de Habsburgo-Lorena y Arenberg, Ilmo. Sr. D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla, Ilmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek

3.9.2021: The Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria awarded Medal of Honor in Santader (Cantabria, Spain)

The President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria - Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta awarded Medal of Honor to the Sr. D. Lubomir M. Kreuz for his tireless support and assistance to our General Lieutenant of the Noble Order of Saint Sergius for the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy - Ilmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek.

 

A small ceremony took place at the Eurostars Hotel Real in Santander.

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from the left: Sr. D. Kreuz, Excmo. Sr. D. Gómez y Pozueta, Ilmo. Sr. D.  Gómez y Sánchez

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from the left: Sr. D. Kreuz, Ilmo. Sr. D. Stepanek, Ilmo. Sr. D.  Gómez y Sánchez

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Eurostars Hotel Real in Santander

2.9.2021 The Magisterial course was held at the Hotel Bahía in Santander (Cantabria, Spain)

The Magisterial course "Ethical values ​​in the Habsburg family" which was organized by the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria (hereinafter only "Corporation") and was held at the Hotel Bahía in Santander (Cantabria, Spain) and to which all the full members, honorary members and some symphatizants and supporters of our Corporation were invited.

 

The Magisterial course was given by S.A.I.R. Don Carlos Felipe de Habsburgo-Lorena y Arenberg, Archiduque de Austria, Príncipe Real de Hungría y de Bohemia and S.A.I.R. Doña Annie-Claire de Habsburgo-Lorena, Archiduquesa de Austria, Princesa Real de Hungría y de Bohemia. 

S.A.I.R. Archiduque spoke about the ethical values and history of the Habsburg family, about the turbulent fate of Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico (1832-1867) and about the life of Blessed Karl I (Charles I), Emperor of Austria (1887-1922).


S.A.I.R. Archiduquesa spoke about the godly activities of The Emperor Karl League of Prayer.

The Emperor Karl League of Prayer promotes the canonization of Blessed Karl of the House of Austria who, as Emperor Karl I and King Karl IV (and Karl III), reigned in Austria-Hungary from 1916-1918.

It was an afternoon in which we all learned and enjoyed an informal chat after the end of the presentations.

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from the left: S.A.I.R. Archiduquesa Dña. Annie-Claire, S.A.I.R. Archiduque D. Carlos Felipe, Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta, President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria

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from the left: Rev. Sr. D. Juan Carlos Velarde y González, Ilmo. Sr. D. Alejandro Gómez y Sánchez, Ilmo. Sr. D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla and Ilmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek

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top line, from the left: S.A.I.R. Archiduquesa Dña. Annie-Claire, S.A.I.R. Archiduque D. Carlos Felipe, Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta, President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria,

right bottom line, from the left: Ilmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek,  S.A.I.R. Archiduquesa Dña. Annie-Claire, S.A.I.R. Archiduque D. Carlos Felipe and Sr. D. Lubomir M. Kreuz

2.9.2021/17.10.2021: The President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria - Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta received the appointment as Governor in Spain of the Order of Imperial Honor of Mexico (Orden del Honor Imperial de México

The President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria - Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta received the appointment as Governor in Spain of the Order of Imperial Honor of Mexico (Orden del Honor Imperial de México) whose patron and protector is Su Alteza Imperial y Real Don Carlos Felipe de Habsburgo-Lorena y Arenberg, Archiduque de Austria, Príncipe Real de Hungría y de Bohemia, Duque de Lorena, etc.

The title of honorary knight of this Order was awarded to members of our corporation - (at 2.9.2021) to Ilmo. Sr. D. Alejandro Gmez y SánchezIlmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek and (at 17.10.2021) to Ilmo. Sr. D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla, for their efforts to promote the personality of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. Congratulations!

"Pro Honore et Gloria Imperii!"

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8.7.2021Corps of the Nobility of Cantabira awarded Medal of Honor in London

Ilmo. Sr. D. Alejandro Gómez y Sánchez, Secretary of the Corps of Nobility of Cantabria, awarded Hble. Sra. Dña. María Manuela Apostol Medal of Honor on behalf of the  President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria and on the behalf of the Magisterial Council of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria at a small ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel in Londonfor her support of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria from the very beginning. Congratulations!

Ilmo. Sr. D. Aljandro Gómez y Sánchez and Hble. Sra. Dña. María Manuela Apostol with the Medal of Honor of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria

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28.6.2021Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria helps in the south of Moravia (Czech Republic)

 

On June 24, 2021, a devastating F4 tornado hit south of Moravia (Czech Republic), destroying at least 6 villages and one town. At least 5 people died and at least another 200 were injured. Thousands have lost their homes. For this reason, the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria, through the General Lieutenancy of the Noble Order of Saint Sergius for the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy, based in the Czech Republic, provided financial help to the victims of this natural disaster.

More info for example on BBC chanel: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57605651

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15.6.2021: during a small ceremony at the Mandarin Hotel Ritz in Madrid, a new member of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria was admitted by the President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria to the youth section of our Corp - Varegian Guard ("La Guardia Varega")

In a pleasant little ceremony, a new member of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria was admitted to the youth section of our Corp - Varegian Guard ("La Guardia Varega")        Sr. D. Pedro Luis Herrera y Rodriguez at the Mandarin Hotel Ritz in Madrid.

This ceremony is also the beginning of a new impetus for our fraternity of youth, facing the difficult task of helping us to understand the many generational differences. Congratulations and welcome!

    Mandarin Hotel Ritz in Madrid

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insignia of the Varegian Guard ("Lazos de Varega")

                Sr. D. Pedro Luis Herrera y Rodriguez

9.6.2021: Ilmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek, General Lieutenant of the General Lieutenancy  of the Noble Order of Saint Sergius for the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy received on the 26.4.2021 "Cruz de Oro al Mérito profesional" (Golden Cross of Professional Merit) and on the 9.6.2021 handed over the Golden Cross of Professional Merit to other two gentlemen from the Czech Republic.

 

Ilmo. Sr. D. Ondrej Stepanek, General Lieutenant of the General Lieutenancy  of the Noble Order of Saint Sergius for the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy on the 9.6.2021 handed over (on behalf of the Magisterial Council of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria and President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria) the Golden Cross of Professional Merit to two gentlemen from the Czech Republic: To Mr. Martin Haban and to Mr. Lubomir M. Kreuz. 

 

The ceremony took place in the ancient so-called "Old Palace" of the marvelous Tovacov Castle in Tovacov (Czech Republic). 

Mr. Haban with the decree and the Golden Cross of Professional Merit

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Mr. Kreuz with the decree and the Golden Cross of Professional Merit

5.6.2021: S.A.I.R. Don Martin de Austria-Este, Archiduque de Austria, Príncipe de Módena joined the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria

S.A.I.R. Don Martin de Austria-Este, Archiduque de Austria, Príncipe de Módena joined the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria (hereinafter only "Corporation") as a honorary member, became also the member of the Magisterial Council of our Corporation and S.A.I.R. Archiduque Don Martin de Austria-Este has also been kind enough to accept the recognition as honorary professor of political science in our Instituto Pablo VI.


An honor for us for which we are grateful to Su Alteza Imperial y Real. Welcome!

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S.A.I.R. Archiduque D. Martin de Austria-Este

26.5.2021: Ilmo. Sr. D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla received "Cruz de Oro al Mérito profesional" (Golden Cross of Professional Merit)

Ilmo. Sr. D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla, member of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria received Golden Cross of Professional Merit (in Spain: "Cruz de Oro al Mérito profesional") from the hands of the President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria in the wonderful Palace of the Marquis de la Conquista Real in Arce (Cantabria, Spain).

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Ilmo. Sr. D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla with the Golden Cross of Professional Merit

1.4.2021: The Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria has begun a program to recover the memory of Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg-Lorraine, Emperor of Mexico. 

 

Within the framework of an international collaboration agreement, the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabrie will launch a comprehensive program of activities on Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and the Habsburgs in Mexico, through conferences, publications and other cultural activities that, with This theme will be developed throughout the year thanks to the activity of the Pablo VI Institute.

On our page and on social networks we will announce each of these activities.

You can learn more about the life of Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico in our article dedicated to this extraordinary personality of world history in the "Articles" section of this website.

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23.3.2021: Honorable Sr. D. Louis Benjamin Ardé has joined our corporation as a new member

Honorable Sr. D. Louis Benjamin Ardé is a descendant of a branch of the House of Ardennes-Verdun and of the Capetian kings of France

Thanks to his ancestor - Isabel Hurtado de Mendoza he is also related to the great noble houses of Spain and Cantabria. His another ancestor  - Claude de Saint Mihiel, provost of Autrey in France, received a privilege from the hands of Emperor Francis I of Lorraine.
 
The Honorable Sr. D. Louis Benjamin Ardé joins us as a full member of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria, which is, from today, his home. Congratulations and welcome!

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Coat of Arms of Honorable Sr. D. Louis Benjamin Ardé

20.3.2021: The San Faustino de Montecorvino Academy, in Italy, has initiated a collaboration with our cultural organization

The San Faustino de Montecorvino Academy, in Italy, has initiated a collaboration with our cultural organization and in the development of such collaboration, the gentlemen of our Corporation have received the title of Academician of Merit of this academy, at the proposal of its President, Don Ondrej Stepanek, Don Alejandro Gómez and the President of our Corporation, who has also received the honorary presidency of the Genealogical Studies Center of this Academy, in reciprocity, various academics of this institution have received the title of Honorary Professor in our cultural institute.

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18.2.2021: Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Cremades Carceller and Admiral Excmo. Sr. Antonio González-Aller Suevos are a new honorary members of our corporation

 

Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Cremades Carceller, director and Admiral Excmo. Sr. Antonio González-Aller Suevos, vice director of the Real Academia del Mar, have become a new honorary members of our corporation and received our Medal of Honor.

Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Cremades Carceller and Admiral Excmo. Sr. Antonio González-Aller Suevos received this distinction in gratitude for their great help to our corporation in 2017 after our foundation, congratulations and welcome on board !

          Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Cremades Carceller

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        Excmo. Sr. Antonio González-Aller Suevos

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27.1.2021: Appointement of the President of the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria 

 

Don Carlos Jaime Gómez Pozueta, Señor de San Miguel de Santarém (Portugal), President of the Corps of Nobility of Cantabria, was nominated as an Ordinary Academic of The Lazarian Academy of the King Saint Luis IX of France.

 

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8.1.2021: We received congratulations and best wishes from the ancient and prestigious institution of the Kingdom of Spain.

 

Royal Military Estate of the Principality of Girona (Real Estamento Militar del Principado de Gerona)  sent us its congratulations on founding our corporation and also best wishes to the future.

We perceive this letter as very positive and we look forward to fruitful cooperation in recognition of the partnership between our two institutions.

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28.12.2020: This year we sent our letters of introduction of our Corps of Nobility of Cantabria, within our campaign of protocol presentations to the Corps of Nobility of Principality of Asturias (Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza del Principado de Asturias), to the Corps of the Nobility of the Old Kingdom of Galicia (Cuerpo de la Nobleza del Antiguo Reino de Galicia), to Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Chalice of the Valencian Nobility (Real Hermandad del Santo Cáliz, Cuerpo de la Nobleza Valenciana) and Royal Corps of the Nobility of Madrid (Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid).  
 
In response to our letters we received kind answers with congratulations of establishing of our corporation and warm greetings with the wish of further collaboration in the future.


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24.12.2020: Pour Féliciter 2021 to all of our friends and supporters 

20.12.2020: The Most Reverend Sr. D. Juan Carlos Velarde y González, new chaplain of the Corps of Nobility of Cantabria and Medal of Honor of our institution.

The Most Reverend Juan Carlos Velarde y González, whose surname Velarde has a distinguished history in Cantabria and among the most noblemen of Santillana del Mar, Archpriest of Collegiate of Santa Juliana in Santillana del Mar, member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council, among many other services to the community, and responsible for the coverage in language Spanish of the travels of His Holiness the Pope on Vatican Radio (Radio Vaticano) in Rome, has added to his list of many and deserved honors and positions that of being Chaplain of the Corps of Nobility of Cantabria and having received our Medal of Honor in recognition of his long trajectory of charitable and assistance services to the most needy and his educational work in teaching. 

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The Most Reverend D. Juan Carlos Velarde y González with His Holiness the Pope Francis I

19.12.2020: The Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria has been appointed as an institution as a whole as a Honorary Academician of the LAZARIAN ACADEMY OF KING SAINT LOUIS IX OF FRANCE

Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria has been appointed as an institution as a whole as a Honor Academician of the LAZARIAN ACADEMY OF KING SAINT LOUIS IX OF FRANCE, international academy dependent on the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.

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July 2020: The Balearic Institute of History (El  Instituto Balear de la Historia) has had to grant the distinction of Member of Honor to D. Fernando Arnanz y Casla, knight of the Corps of Nobility of Cantabria and to D. Carlos Jaime Gómez y Pozueta, President of the Corps of Nobility of Cantabria.

At the same time, the Corps of the Nobility of Cantabria has awarded its Medal of Honor to the Hon. Mr. Dr. D. Jaime de Ferrá y Gisbert, Director of the Balearic Institute of History and Dr. D. Roberto Martín, responsible for institutional relations of this distinguished institute, thus initiating a goodwill agreement between both institutions that we hope will be extend a long time and from which, without a doubt, many advantages and cultural and social collaborations will arise for the members of such distinguished two institutions.

This adds a new collaboration with a cultural and historical institution to those already established so far, without a doubt our partners will benefit from the participation in cultural and social activity of all our collaborators.

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May/June 2020: His Majesty King Felipe VI encourages the nobles to help the most vulnerable.

H.M. King Felipe VI, continuing with tradition of solidarity and consolation of his ancestors, has appealed to the various institutions of nobles and chivalry orders with the aim of joining in helping the most vulnerable. This aid has been coordinated by two cousins of the King, Don Pedro de Borbón Dos Sicilias and Don José Miguel Zamoyski de Borbón. This is how a donation initiative has been launched to deliver long-life milk (UHT), which represents more than 193,000 breakfasts, and some 25,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil, in one-liter bottles for better distribution, to needy families through the Red Cross.

Our corporation has also been actively involved in this humanitarian action to help combat the new coronavir pandemic.

A description of the entire humanitarian action, together with a list of all the noble corporations and chivalry organizations involved, can be found in the article Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid here:

 

http://www.rcnoblezademadrid.es/2020/06/las-corporaciones-nobiliarias-ante-la.html

H.M.King Felipe VI observed a minute of silence in the Operations Command. The monarch presides over the Armed Forces Day 2020, in Madrid on May 30, 2020. The Royal House of Spain 05/30/2020