JUNE 19, 2014
King Felipe VI takes Spanish throne
King Felipe VI took the Spanish crown Thursday June 19, 2014, setting the stage for celebrations in the flag-festooned capital a day after his father quit the throne with tears in his eyes.
Felipe legally became king at the stroke of midnight (2200 GMT) as an act of parliament signed by his father came into force, formalizing the end of 76-year-old Juan Carlos' 39-year reign.
NEWS MAY 22, 2012
PRESS RELEASE OF THE ROYAL COURT OF ALBANIA
HRH Prince Leka II (Center with diploma), to his left HRH Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, formerly Crown Prince of Italy (Vittorio Emanuele Alberto Carlo Teodoro Umberto Bonifacio Amedeo Damiano Bernardino Gennaro Maria di Savoia), to his right, HRH Vittorio Emanuele’ son, Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont (Emanuele Filiberto Umberto Reza Rene Maria di Savoia)
At the invitation of HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, HRH Prince Leka II of Albanians (Our Royal Patron) attended the ceremonies of the annual chapter of the dynastic orders of the House of Savoy, which took place in Geneva and St. Maurice Agaune , Switzerland, 19 and 20May.
HRH Prince Leka II has been raised to the dignity of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus by motu proprio of HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, Sovereign Grand Master of the Order, during the chapter held in Geneva.
Established by Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy in 1572, as a religious order and hospitable, the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus became the highest honor of the Kingdom of Italy, between 1860 and 1946, after the Order of the Annunciation. Since 1946, the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus are back as a dynastic order oft he House of Savoy and perform humanitarian missions in accordance with its original purpose. Included are many Italian and foreign personalities.
King Zog I, grandfather of HRH Prince Leka II, received the insignia of Knight Grand Cross of that order in 1926.
By giving HRH Prince Leka II rank the most important of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, the Royal House of Italy wanted to honor the Royal House of Albania by serving it had its place among the other royal families of Europe.
The reception in this order also symbolizes the continuity of the age-old ties between Italy and Albania, which, despite all the vicissitudes and tragedies of our history in common part, have continued to strengthen in the interest of two countries.
During the ceremonies mentioned, HRH Prince Leka II had the opportunity to meet and talk with many Italian and foreign personalities.
NEWS MARCH 02, 2012
Sir Stewart Addington Saint-Davit, Bt., KRSS
It is with great pleasure informing you that our and only Lifetime Member, Sir Stewart Addington Saint-Davit, has just been appointed a Knight Grand Cross of both the Royal Order of the Lion, and of the Royal Order of the Crested Crane, by letters patent bearing the signature and seal of His Majesty, King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, Umwami of Rwanda.
You will recall that Sir Stewardt Addington Saint-Davit was granted the Life Time Members due to his great contribution for his services to culture of chivalric orders, heraldic and history.
King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa was the ruling King (Mwami) of Rwanda from 1959-1961
Political instability and tribal conflict grew despite the efforts of King Kigeli Ndahindurwa. An increasingly restive Hutu population, encouraged by the Belgian military, sparked a revolt in November1959. In 1961. In June 1992, he was granted political asylum by the United States and lives in Washington DC. He currently heads the King Kigeli V Foundation which mission is to bring humanitarian initiatives on behalf of Rwandese refugees. Kigeli expressed an interest in returning to Rwanda if the Rwandan people are prepared to accept him as their constitutional monarch. He said that he had met President Paul Kagame and that Kagame had told him that he and his family were free to return.
NEWS DECEMBER 21, 2011
Soprano Eugenia Godoy de Masi – Don Salvatore Caputo, President
On the day Wednesday of 21 of December 2011, a dinner charity event for our Charitable Organization “Caputo Children’s Fund”, was organized by our Regional Delegate for the Region of Lombardia, Italy, Mr. Fabio Masi and her wife Eugenia Godoy, known Guatemalan Soprano.
We are very please that some of our members continually support our noble Association. Mrs. Eugenia Godoy flew from Italy to Guatemala, together with her sister, Carmen Rosa Godoy, family friend Ing. Francisco Khalil de León, have organized a beautiful dinner. Many influenced people were invited. The guesses have offered us monetary help, service, food and cloth for our street children. We are so delighted!
In recognizing the humanitarian assistance, we, at Noble Dynasty The Caputo Family Association, granted them the international “Laurus Nobilis Award” as “Very Distinguish Member”. Picture above the soprano Eugenia Godoy has entertained at the dinner with Christmas songs.
NEWS SEPTEMBER 04, 2011
PRINCESS LALLA AICHA OF MOROCCO DIES
On Sunday, September 04 2011, the Royal House of Morocco has announced the death of King Mohammed V´s aunt, HRH Princess Lalla Aicha of Morroco, at age 81. Lalla Aicha was born on June 17, 1930 at the Royal Palace in Rabat. She was the eldest daughter of the late King Mohammed V of Morocco and Lalla Abla bint Tahar. After King Mohammed V´s death, her brother, the late King Hassan II, appointed her as Morocco´s Ambassador in the United Kingdom (1965–69), Greece (1969–70) and Italy (1970–73). The funeral will take place today, September 5, 2011. Lalla Aicha will be buried at Moulay Al Hassan Mausoleum at the Royal Palace in Rabat.
NEWS AUGUST 27, 2011
Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia marries Princess Sophie of Isenbur
Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia, great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Princess Sophie von Isenburg were married in front of 650 guests at on the grounds of the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam on Saturday for Germany's own "royal" wedding. An event that has rekindled German interest in the nation's long-defunct royals. Although the pair are not in line for the throne, Prince Georg Friederich would Kaiser had his great-great grandfather not forced to abdicate in the wake of World War II.
The couple were married in a church in Potsdam, outside Berlin, the former seat of the prince's family that ruled much of Germany until the monarchy was abolished in 1918.
After the ceremony, the couple travelled by horse-drawn carriage to Sanssouci Palace for a dinner and ball.
The event was broadcast live on local TV, although the couple are largely unknown. Both work as consultants in Berlin.
Germans view their own aristocrats sceptically, although many ardently follow the royal houses of their European neighbours.
July 4, 2011
Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor and the longtime head of one of Europe's most influential families, died Monday, his spokeswoman said. He was 98.
Habsburg died in his sleep at his home in Poecking in southern Germany, where he had lived in exile since the 1950s. A longtime advocate of European reunification, he campaigned against communism and for the removal of the Iron Curtain.
Born in 1912 in what is now Austria, Habsburg witnessed the family's decline after the empire was dismantled and Austria became a republic following World War I. He became head of the family at his father's death in 1922 and continued to claim the throne until the 1960s.
In 1919, Charles and his family had to leave the country for what turned out to be permanent exile in various European countries. After his father's death in 1922, the 10-year-old Otto officially took over as the head of the House of Habsburg.
Otto tried to negotiate his return to Austria in 1935 and again in 1938 when he even sought to become chancellor to fight the expected invasion by Hitler's troops, but could not gather enough support.
Instead, he found a channel through the U.S. embassy in Paris to contact President Franklin D. Roosevelt and later claimed to have prevented Allied bombings of a number of Austrian cities by pleading with the U.S. military.
He was also credited with having helped about 15,000 Austrians escape the Nazis. At the same time, as he told the Austrian paper Die Presse in 2007, he negotiated Austria's postwar fate with Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle.
Still, he was not allowed to return to Austria until 1966, five years after he officially abdicated the crown. He later claimed to be baffled by the hostility and criticism in his home country.
Habsburg's wife, Regina, died last year. The couple had seven children. Their eldest son, Karl, now runs the family's affairs and has been the official head of the House of Habsburg since 2007.
Habsburg will be buried July 16 in the Emperor Tomb in Vienna, below the Austrian capital's Capuchin Church.
On Saturday June 10, 2010, two new Regional Delegates were appointed in Italy by our Delegate General Gianfranco Funari. Mr. Fabio Masi to the Region of Lombardia and Mr. Francesco Celebrini for the Region of Lazio.
Fabio Masi (Left) - Delegate to Lombardia
Francesco Celebrini (Left) - Delegate to Lazio
Delegates are the official representatives through which the Caputo Family Association conducts their foreign affairs. The diplomatic activities of the Association are closely linked to its humanitarian mission: the presence of diplomatic missions in countries of the world supports the activities of the Association.
Charity and faith are essential characteristics of the Association. Membership implies a duty to meditate with particular care on the love of one’s neighbor, the sick, the poor, emigrants, refugees, and all those denied their basic human rights. Members should profess, with all possible charity and humility the sentiments of noble and chivalrous generosity. They should serve as an example to their friends, families and community.
May 15, 2011
Regional Delegate for Sicily
Cav. Dr. Gaspare Lo Monaco
Saturday, May 14, 2011, our Delegate General for Italy (right picture) Don Gianfranco Funari, formally presented the appointment Diploma of Regional Delegate to Cav. Dr. Gaspare Lo Monaco (left in picture) who is holding the Noble Dynasty Accreditation to such important position. Don Funari is also holding an Honorary Certificate for Don Salvatore Caputo, President of Noble Dynasty, issued by Dr. Lo Monaco, President of “Nazionale per le Onoranze Alla Medaglia Oro al Valor Militare -Salvo D’acquisto Eroe dei Carabinieri” (National Honour Gold Medal for Military Valor-Salvo D’Aquisto Hero of the Carabinieri.
Cav. Dr. Gaspare Lo Monaco, retired NCO to Carabinieri Corp, was bestowed with many awards but we will mention only a few here: “Doctorado Honoris Causa en Humanidades” (Honorary Doctor of Humanities); Knight of Merit of the Italian Republic; Croix D’Honneur d’ Argent du Policier Européen; Silver Medal Merit with Sword conferred by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; Pro Ecclesia-Merit awarded by the Holy See; Guard of Honor at Royal Tombs of the Pantheon; Member of C.I. S. O. M (Italian Ambulance Corps of the 'Order of Malta) …and more.
BLACK FALCON AWARD
Our Dear Member, Margot Gennaro de Bourbon, was awarded with the distinguished Black Falcon Award for the continuing promotion of Noble Dynasty The Caputo Family Association. We appreciate her devotion to the Organization. CONGRATULATIONS MARGOT!
The Black Falcon Medal is designed to meet all those who contribute to efforts for Progress, for the Well-being, Culture, and the Understanding of International Solidarity and Augment and for the success of the projects of the Caputo Family Association.
May 14, 2011
On behalf of Noble Dynasty The Caputo Family Association, Honorary Members, Members, friend and associates, we wish to express our great sadness of the loss of S.A.I.R. Dona Maria Da Baviera, Princesa Mae do Brasil.
April 29. 2011Prince William and Kate Middleton have been given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark their wedding today
January 01, 2011
Italian unification (Italian: il Risorgimento, or "The Resurgence") was the political and social movement that agglomerated different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of Italy in the 19th century. Despite a lack of consensus on the exact dates for the beginning and end of this period, many scholars agree that the process began in 1815 with the Congress of Vienna and the end of Napoleonic rule, and ended sometime around 1871 with the Franco-Prussian War. The last città irredente however, did not join the Kingdom of Italy until after World War I.
The President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, has opened today in Reggio Emilia the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
Along with Napolitano there were the mayors of the three cities that have been capitals of Italy: Tourin, Florence and Rome, the actual capital.
In Reggio Emilia (Northern Italy), the so-called “Tricolore”, the Italian flag, was invented in 1797.
During a public speech, the President of the Italian Republic has asked all the parties to participate actively to the celebrations of the Unification. A plea that many feel addresses in particular the Norther League, the party that since its creation in the early 90′s has pushed for the secession of Northern Italy from the rest of the Country, and the independence from Rome regarding taxation and fiancial issues.
This is a delicate moment for Italy, said Napolitano. The only way to face positively the problems is through “a renewed awareness of having to act as a united Country, as a national State open to every cooperation and every challenge, but not prone to ambiguity about its reason of being, and neither prone to break-up impulses”.
The Unity of Italy, said Napolitano, “was the reason why many Italians committed and gave their life”.
ROYAL HOUSE OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES
SACRETED MILITARY CONSTATINIAN ORDER
Official visit to Trieste (Italy) and erection of the Order Representation
Dr. Aldo Colleoni, our Regional Delegate for the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, presenting two books that he has published of the Royal House of Borbon Two Sicilies to His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, Head of the Royal House, Grand Master of the Royal Order of St Januarius., Grand Master of the Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand of Merit , Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, Grand Master of the Royal Order of Saint George of the Reunion and Grand Master of the Royal Order of Francis I.
From left to right: Dr. Paolo Bellieni, His Royal Highness Prince Charles Bourbon Two Sicilies, Dr. Prof. Aldo Colleoni and Comm. Giorgio Miccoli.
H-R.H. Prince Charles Bourbon Two Sicilies, Dr. Prof. Aldo Colleoni,Dr. Gorgio Miccoli and Dr. Paolo Bellien
His Majesty King Togbe Ngoryfia Céphas, King of Hohoe, Ghana, has sent best wishes to all Caputo Family Association´s Members together with the best wishes of Mr. Bernd Hoehle (picture inserted with the King), our Delegate for the Region of Lower Saxony, Germany and awarded with the Prince of Antioch Medal Award.
We would like to express our sincere congratulations to our respected Delegate General to Switzerland, Cev. Fabian Coulot for his new appointment of Sub-Parish Chief Representative of the Kingdom Bunyoro-Kitara (Uganda Rep.) to Canton Basel-Stadt (Switzerland,) His Majesty Rukirabasaija Autamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I.
Prince Sawai Rajkumar Sahib Sri Hraday Shah Bundela of Ajaigarh (Prince Hraday Shah) of India, has appointed the President of Noble Dynasty – the Caputo Family Association, Don Salvatore Ferdinando Antonio Caputo as Council of Advisors and Envoy of the Household.
The Official Web Site is under construction but it can been visited later.
We are please to inform you of the new appointment of Delegate General for Albania.
His Excellency Dr. Zef Bushati
Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Italy and Ambassador to the Holy See for the same Republic of Albania.
President of "Fondazione Papa Clemente XI - Albani"
SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
PACT OF ALLIANCE
At the city of Agnani, Italy, the Headquarter of the Accademia Bonifaciana (Boniface Academy) Noble Dynasty, The Caputo Family Association, and the Academy, signed a Pact of Social and Cultural Alliance between the two Institutions.
The Illustrious President of the Academy, Cav. Dr. Sante De Angelis (photo standing up) and our Delegate General for Italy, Don Gianfranco Funari representing Noble Dynasty, signed the agreement in the presence of Dignitaries and a multitude of visitors which some of them traveled from very far in order to attend to the ceremony.
Cav. Dr. De Angelis was also conferred "The Prince of Antioch Medal Award" and "The Black Falcon Award".
Dr. Marco Sulprizio received "The Black Falcon Medal Award"
At the Ceremony, 18 new Members of Caputo Family Association received the Laurus Nobilis Awards. See Photo Gallery.
The program has also provided a brief exchange of greetings with Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Culture Mr. Daniel Natalia and the Bishop of the Diocese of Anagni-Alatri Monsignor Lorenzo Loppa. Among the guests Bonifaciana, there was His Excellency Zef Bushati, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Albania in Italy, already Ambassador to the Holy See for the same nation with its military attache Colonel Iljrian Balliu and sculptor Egidio Ambrosetti.
Kindest information given by our dear Member, Princess Amunh of Teke Kingdom
1 - His Majesty Makoko Nguempio Augustus , the current king of the kingdom Teke, has been greeted with great fanfare , August 14, 2010 by the Association culture, civilization and identity Teke, headed by Pascal Gayama, upon his arrival in the private residence of President Mpila the Republic , Denis Sassou Nguesso .
2 - Interview to Eugenie Opou, President of the General Confederation Teke, (Congo- Brazzaville France). The documentation center and archives Mbe receives the facsimile of the collar of the king Makoko.
MONS. SERGIO MAURIZIO SOLDINI as joined Noble Dynasty as the SPIRITUAL GUIDE of the Association. Prelate of Honor of His Holiness, the Academy of Fine Arts and Letters of the Virtuosi of the Pantheon and Director Biennial Religious Art. ROME.
PROMOTION THROUGH NOBLE DYNASTY
The Caputo Family Association exists to build friendship between its members, educate the public, further the spiritual life and growth of each member, to pursue philanthropic and charitable works, and to promote a Code of Nobility in mind and action.
Noble Dynasty is an active Organization and expects that Members pursue the Association´s goals. Each member is asked to participate actively, according to ability, in the works of the Association. In return, through the assistance of Association, we promote those honorable Members that proved to be worthy of such promotions. To hang on walls your Noble Dynasty Certificates or Diplomas or in quest of medals (Medal Lovers) and do nothing for the Organization, is not the kind of Members we seek.
We wish to inform you that Don Aldo Colleoni, our Delegate for the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), has been offered:
1 - Representative of the Kingdom Bunyoro-Kitara (The oldest Kingdom in Uganda under His Majesty Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru) for State of the Vatican & Most Serene Republic of San Marino. http://www.bunyoro-kitara.com/ . This king is not only an honorary king under the constitution of Uganda, but a sovereign "de jure" king with all the rights and royal privileges of a real and authentic king.
2 – Appointment as Academy Member in the European Academy
3 – Commemorative Medal on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej from the Thai Government (This is an official decoration).
4 – Commander in the KNIGHTS OF RIZAL ORDER. The Order of the Knights of Rizal is a civic and patriotic organization recognized by the Philippine’s law. Some explanations of this order can be seeing on http://www.knightsofrizal.org/content/index.php.
The Caputo Family Association gives annual awards for outstanding work for the help given for Christian Sponsorship in third world countries, to institute the feeding of the poor and outstanding work to helping all in need. Be it education, to promote the work in Orphanages or helping supply clothing and food or medicine for people in countries that are in need.