“…The Order's Founding Monarch
King Francesco (Francis) I of the Two Sicilies (left) ruled the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies briefly from 1825 until his death in 1830. As Duke of Calabria (the title of the Heir Apparent), King Francesco was an exemplary military officer and regularly acted as the official representative of his father, King Ferdinando I, visiting remote regions of the Kingdom.................
Founded in 1829 as a reward for civil and military merit, the Royal Order of Francis I is still bestowed today. Whereas certain other orders were strictly Roman Catholic in nature, characterized by religious rites of investiture redolent of the Age of Chivalry, the Royal Order of Francis I exemplified the "civil" form of knighthood devoid of such trappings.…........Among the Order's prominent knights and dames are HE President BASHAR AL-ASSAD of Syria, HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark (right above) , HE President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia (right below) , former British Prime Minister The Rt. Hon Baroness Thatcher (left below) , His Grace The Duke of Westminster (left above) Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Lord Denman, former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Lord Alderdice, Sir David Durie, former HM Governor and Commander-in-Chief in Gibraltar, His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Belmahi, Ambassador of HM The King of Morocco to the Court of St James and Professor Nasser David Khalili.…….”
".....He has hated both Germany and Italy and has looked unceasingly forward to the time when French bayonets should restore the temporal power of the Vatican in the old Roman States......"[NY Times 1982, quoted by Douglas Willinger in an epochal post: http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2008/05/historys-denial-by-new-york-times.html]
(As I have no time, no resources, no money, no support at disposition, it is clear that what I wrote is affected by many errors and uncorrectness. I am not a prostitute lay journalist of this dirty Vatican 'tollerant' regime called 'democracy'. I have not the 51% of the Bank of America supporting my writings. I don't control the Casinò of Ostenda and neither Citroen and Peugeot as the General Superior did at least in 1958. So corrections and additions could appear in the future)