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2011 - European Nobility - "A Dynamic Tradition in a Changing World" 

Retrieved from: Hereditary Peerage Association http://www.hereditarypeers.com/Cilane_malta.htm

 

 

 

The Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility together with The Assembly of the Maltese Nobility is honoured to invite members of CILANE to the Congress of European Nobility with the theme:

 

A Dynamic Tradition in a Changing World

 

to be held in Malta from the 6th to the 9th October 2011

 

 

Organising Committee

 

The Congress of the European Nobility, held in Malta under the auspices of the Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility and the Assembly of the Maltese Nobility (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/representation.htm www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/introduction-nobility.html ) is organised by the following committee: 

 

Chairman The Marchesino of San Vincenzo Ferreri (MG link: www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/testaferrata.htm  www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/marchesedisanvincenzoferreri.htm )

 

 

 

Members The Marquis of San Giorgio (MG link: www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/sangiorgio.html www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/marchesedisangiorgio.htm )

 

 

The Count della Senia (MG link: www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/senia.html

www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/Melita/classesofmaltesesociety.htm

www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/depiro/mariebenoit.html ) 

 

 

The Marquis of Gnien is-Sultan (MG link: http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/gnienissultan.htm ) 

 

Co-ordinator Mr Michael Sayer

 

Secretary Baroness Vera von Fersen

 

Belgium Count Henri de Beauffort

 

Mr Léopold de Callataÿ

 

Denmark Mr Cai-Asmus von Rumohr

 

Count Casper Moltke

 

Finland Mr Johan Grotenfelt

 

Baron Sebastian Cedercreutz

 

France Count Bernard de Gatellier

 

Marquis d’Aubigny d’Assy

 

Germany Mr Friedrich von Abendroth

 

Great Britain Mr Henry Bedingfeld

 

Mr Michael Sayer

 

Hungary Mr György von Csornay

 

Mr Zsolt Dr. Némethy

 

Italy Marquis Luca Páveri-Fontana de Fontana Pradosa

 

Edoardo Balbo dei Conti di Vinadio

 

Malta The Marquis of San Giorgio

 

The Marchesino of San Vincenzo Ferreri

 

Netherlands Jeroen Baron van Wassenaer

 

B.L. Gravin van Limburg Stirum-Menten

 

Pontifical Nob. Count Christophe Blanchy

 

Count Laurent Marquet de Vasselot

 

Portugal Mr António de Mattos e Silva

 

Russia Princess Patrice Galitzine

 

Mr Konstantin Smirnov

 

Spain Vacant

 

Sweden Mr Erik Tersmeden

 

Baron Åkerhielm

 

Switzerland Mr Bernard de Muralt

 

Jeunes Spokesman Jonkheer Cees Röell

 

Jeunes Secretary Miss Christina Antell

 

CILANE delegates and supplementary delegates

 

Commission d’Information et de Liaison

 

des Associations Nobles d’Europe

 

CILANE

 

9, Rue du Chevalier de Saint Georges

 

F–75008 Paris

 

www.cilane.eu

 

Belgium Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique

 

Baron Bernard Snoy

 

Denmark Dansk Adels-Forening

 

Baron, Chamberlain Henrik Wedell-Wedellsborg

 

Finland Maison de la Noblesse Finlandaise

 

Mr Gustav Adlercreutz

 

France Association d’entraide de la Noblesse Française

 

Mr de Saint Pulgent

 

Germany Vereinigung der Deutschen Adelsverbände

 

Prince Alfred von Schönburg-Hartenstein

 

Great Britain Commission & Association for Armigerous Families of Great Britain

 

The Duke of Norfolk

 

Hungary Magyar Történelmi Családok Egyesülete

 

János Count Nyáry

 

Italy Corpo della Nobiltà Italiana

 

Luigi Michelini dei Conti di San Martino

 

Malta Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility (MG link: 

www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/Melita/verifyingtheauthenticityofclaims.htm) 

 

Baron Carmel Apap Bologna Sceberras D’Amico Inguanez

 

Netherlands Nederlandse Adelsvereniging

 

Jeroen baron van Wassenaer

 

Pontifical Nob. Réunion de la Noblesse Pontificale

 

Count Roger Marraud des Grottes

 

Portugal Associação da Nobreza Histórica de Portugal

 

Count of Nova-Gôa

 

Russia Union de la Noblesse Russe

 

Mr Cyrille Kisselevsky

 

Spain Vacant

 

Sweden Maison de la Noblesse Suédoise

 

Count Gustaf Wachtmeister

 

Switzerland Association de Familles Suisses

 

Mrs Beatrix de Sury d’Aspremont

 

Presidents of CILANE Member Associations

 

 

Welcome message from the President of The Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility

 

I extend a heartfelt welcome to all participants at the forthcoming CILANE congress to be held in Malta later this year. This fills us with pride, despite our relatively recent membership of such a distinguished body.

 

Malta has been well renowned throughout the ages in greeting innumerable visitors to the country, starting with St Paul, each endowing it with its individual imprint which has determined our identity through such a rich ethnic and cultural intermix. Melita, the Roman appellation of our country, derived from the Latin name for honey, evokes images of melliferous products and warm-hearted people, which have never changed throughout the years.

 

In consequence of our geographical location, which has been a watershed for cultural and political expression in the central Mediterranean, our country has been enriched by these influences, foremost among which has been the foundation of a Maltese nobility (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/ancientprivileges.html ) in acknowledgement of our tangible contribution to the kingdoms and principalities that governed us.

 

The initial noble families (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/oldfamilies1647.htm

www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/Melita/maltesenobility1725.htm ) were established in the fourteenth century by the kingdom of Aragon through its vassal monarchs, the Kings of Sicily and Naples (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/royalbenefices.html ). Later, bestowal of ennoblement reached its apogee during the governance of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/SME2/Translationofthedeed.html ) in recognition of services provided by these respective families to the Order (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/Archivesofordervol627.html www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/precedence.htm ). The thirty-two titles (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/importanceofnobilty.htm ) that constitute the Maltese nobility were ratified in the House of Lords of the British Crown at the time of its rule over our islands (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility1878.htm www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/Table9.html ). These titles, though buffeted by republican sentiments, still survive intact after all these years. Our families (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/tableofgrantees.htm ) all truly welcome our European counterparts in a spirit of hospitality and friendship. I augur a successful debate of the European Nobility in an ever-changing world, which hopefully enough should underpin an improved potential for the future.

 

“Merhba” – the Maltese word for “Welcome” – still resounds throughout the ages as an expression of sincere conviviality to whoever visits our shores.

 

Carmel Apap Bologna Sceberras

d’Amico Inguanez (MG link: www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/djarilbniet1.html )

Baron of Djar il-Bniet and of Buqana (MG link: 

www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/baronedidjarilbniet.htm www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/depiro/Threeinguanezfamilies.html )

 

Thursday 6th October 2011 (Note that only Presidents, Delegates and Supplementary Delegates need to arrive on Thursday. All others may arrive on Friday.)

 

am/pm Arrivals, and morning at leisure.

 

19.00 Coaches depart from the four main congress hotels.

 

20.00 Dinner at Palazzo Santa Sofia in Mdina, hosted by the Most Noble (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility.htm

www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/mostillustriousnoble.htm ) Baron and Baroness of Djar il-Bniet and of Buqana, President of the Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility. (Presidents, Delegates, Supplementary Delegates and their spouses. Dress: Lounge suit.)

 

Friday 7th October 2011

 

am/pm Arrivals, and morning at leisure.

 

19.00 Coaches depart from the four main congress hotels.

 

20.00 Cocktail reception at Palazzo Parisio, home of the Most Noble Baroness of Tabria  (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/titlesdisposablebynomination.htm ). (Dress: Lounge suit.)

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

 

Saturday 8th October 2011

 

08.30 Coaches depart from the four main congress hotels.

 

09.00 Congress: A Dynamic Tradition in a Changing World held at St John’s Cavalier — Embassy in Malta of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John, by kind permission of H.E. Ambassador and Mrs di Capua.

 

The congress shall be opened by the Grand Master, His Most Eminent Highness Frà Matthew Festing.

 

Speakers shall include:

 

Mr Michael Sayer — CILANE Coordinator.

 

Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith,

 

Knighthood and Chivalry: Fantasy or Vocation?

 

Hipólito Sanchiz y Álvarez de Toledo, Marqués del Vasto,

 

Grande de España, The Spanish Nobiliary Institutions and the Military Orders and in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

 

Count Constantin Kinsky,

 

Restitution and Restoration in the Czech Republic.

 

Nicholas, Marquis de Piro, (MG link: www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'oro/depiro.html www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/marquisdepiro1.htm )

 

The Conventual Church of St John—a sympathetic and anecdotal history.

 

12.30 Working Lunch at the Casino Maltese.

 

16.45 Conclusion of the congress and return to hotels.

 

19.45 Coaches depart from the four main congress hotels.

 

20.30 Dinner-Ball at the President’s palace, by kind permission of His Excellency Dr George Abela, President of Malta. (Dress: White tie, medals and decorations / Black tie .) (MG link: www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/depiro/maltesenobilityModern.html )

 

 

 

Sunday 9th October 2011

 

08.30 Coaches depart from the four recommended hotels.

 

09.15 Holy Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.

 

10.30 Walking tour of Valletta, including a visit to the Upper Barracca Gardens, commanding a magnificent view of the Grand Harbour.

 

12.00 Coaches depart for Mdina.

 

12.30 Lunch followed by a walking tour of Mdina.

 

14.00 Meeting for Presidents, Delegates and Supplementary

 

Delegates at Vilhena Palace, seat of the Mdina Local Council, by kind permission of Mr Peter dei Conti Sant Manduca (MG link: www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'oro/sant1.html www.saidvassallo.com/SME/maltesenobility/nobility/depiro/santcassia.html ), Mayor of Mdina.

 

 

 

Congress Participation fee ............................................ € 300.00

 

(This includes being welcomed at the airport, transport to the hotel, all transport to and from the various events, the congress and its working lunch and the dîner-bal at the President’s Palace.)

 

Optional additional events:

 

Dinner for Delegates and Presidents on Thursday evening ..... € 50.00 

 

(Only for Delegates, Presidents , Supplementary Delegates and their spouses)

 

Cocktail party at Palazzo Parisio on Friday evening ............... € 50.00

 

Excursion in Valletta and Mdina on Sunday, including lunch .. € 75.00

 

Participants choosing to participate in all the activities will be entitled to an overall discount of € 25.

 

 

 

 

It is essential that any members of the Hereditary Peerage Association wishing to participate should in the first instance contacr

 

Sir Henry Bedingfeld Bt 

 

Norroy and Ulster King of Arms 

 

  The College of Arms 

 

Queen Victoria Street 

 

London EC4V 4BT

 

Tel: 020 7236 6420 

 

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Applications arriving after the 15th July are subject to a € 75 surcharge Applications, on first come first served basis, close on the 15th August. 

 

Payment must be made to the following account:

 

IBAN: MT 51 VALL 2201 3000 0000 1020 2730 016

 

BIC: VALLMTMT

 

Account Holder: The Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility.

 

Bank charges are to be paid by the applicant.

 

All applications must be sent, preferably by e-mail, directly to:

 

Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata

 

Russell Buildings, Naxxar Road, Lija, Malta.

 

Tel: +356 2141 9070 / +356 9942 4448

 

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PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR PAYMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION!

 

Participation fees.

 

 

 

Application form

 

(One application per person please)

 

Send the completed form to e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Age Group:  Under 18  18 to 35  Over 35

 

Please enter your name as you would like it displayed on your badge.

 

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Arrival date .......................................... Flight Number .................................

 

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I have made a reservation at the following hotel :

 

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(recommended hotels on the following page—contact Globalair Travel for more details)

 

I would like to participate in the following: (please tick as applicable)

 

 All three activities below (including discount of € 25) € 400

 

 The Congress, including the diner-bal, and all transport € 300

 

 Cocktail party on Friday evening. € 50

 

 Excursions on Sunday morning, including lunch € 75

 

Delegates, Supplementary Delegates, Presidents and their spouses only:

 

 Delegates’ dinner on Thursday evening € 50

 

 

 

Main Congress Hotels, from which transport will be provided free of charge:

 

Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay (5 Star)

 

Perfectly located at the entrance to St George’s Bay and offering magnificent panoramic views of the sparkling blue Mediterranean, as well as a private balcony with every room within, and is close to Malta’s top restaurants and entertainment areas. The hotel offers a spa, luxurious restaurants, a variety of swimming pools and a private beach club.

 

www.corinthia.com

 

Marina Hotel at the Corinthia Beach Resort (4 Star)

 

The Marina Hotel at the Corinthia Beach Resort boasts an advantageous position overlooking the striking St George’s bay. It offers a private beach club and a variety of water sports, as well as a number of award-winning restaurants.

 

www.marinahotel.com.mt

 

Corinthia Palace Hotel & spa (5 Star)

 

Poised between Malta’s capital, Valletta, and the ‘silent’ city of Mdina, and a short distance from the Presidential Palace, the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is an oasis of serenity. Built in the 19th century as a luxury private villa, the grand design and landscaped gardens have inspired guests from around the world. It boasts the Athenaeum Spa and a variety of restaurants.

 

www.corinthia.com

 

Hotel Phoenicia (5 Star)

 

The Hotel Phoenicia is located at the gates of Valletta. A national treasure, opened in 1947, it has played a key role in Malta’s social and cultural history. Stars, socialites and the crowned heads of Europe have enjoyed this 5 star hotel for over 60 years.

 

www.phoeniciamalta.com

 

Recommended Hotels

 

The organising committee has secured extremely advantageous rates from all the above hotels. Participants are invited to contact Count Joseph Bugeja Fontani on e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to make enquiries and reservations, as well as for flight requirements if necessary.

 

Other recommended hotels.

 

No free transport shall be provided from these hotels.

 

InterContinental Malta (5 Star)

 

A wonderful waterfront resort complete with private beach and water sports; a central cosmopolitan location close to shopping, and entertainment sites, and an array of services appreciated by leisure and business travellers.

 

www.intercontinental.com

 

Osborne Hotel (3 Star)

 

The Osborne Hotel is housed in one of the palaces built by the knights of the Order of St John.

 

It is just a stone’s throw-away from the island's major museums, art treasures and the city’s unique 16th century architecture.

 

www.osbornehotel.com

 

Further information on Malta is available at http://visitmalta.com