Friday, November 16, 2012

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King Abdullah is the recipient of a number of international high orders. Most notably, he is an honored knight of the strictly Roman Catholic Order of the Golden Fleece (the Spanish branch), which has caused some controversy. He is number 17. I have provided both the Spanish and Austrian branch members for your review.

King Abdullah and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, are key allies of the United States in destabilizing the Middle-East. Did you notice that former French President Sarkozy is a member of the Golden Fleece? Just this week French President Francois Hollande made the news.

France has become the first European country to recognize the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition and says it could consider arming the rebels.

French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the newly united rebel coalition is the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and a future government of a democratic Syria.

The following is a sample list of those we refer to as elitists. Strictly Catholic you say! How did Elizabeth II, Akihito and all the other non-Catholics make the cut? If you don’t think the Vatican rules the world you are dreaming in techno-color.

Spanish Order

1. The King of Spain (1941) - Sovereign of the Order since 1977 Juan Carlos I of Spain
2. The Duke of Calabria (1964) Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
3. The King of the Hellenes (1964) Constantine II of Greece
4. The Prince of Asturias (1981) Felipe, Prince of Asturias
5. The King of Sweden (1983) Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
6. Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1983)
7. The Emperor of Japan (1985) Akihito
8. The Queen of the Netherlands (1985) Beatrix
9. The Queen of Denmark (1985) Margrethe II
10. The Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms (1988) Elizabeth II
11. The King of the Belgians (1994) Albert II
12. The King of Norway (1995) Harald V
13. The Tsar of the Bulgarians (2004) Simeon Borisov of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
14. The King of Thailand (2006) Bhumibol Adulyadej
15. The Grand Duke of Luxembourg (2007) Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
16. The Duke of Suárez (2007) Adolfo Suárez y González, 1st Duke of Suárez, Grandee of Spain
17. The King of Saudi Arabia (2007) Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
18. Javier Solana (2010) Francisco Javier Solana de Madariaga
19. Víctor García de la Concha (2010)
20. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, 2007-2012 and Co-Prince of Andorra

Austrian Order

1. Archduke Heinrich of Austria (1955)
2. Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (1958)
3. Archduke Joseph Arpád of Austria (1960)
4. The Duke of Bavaria (1960) Franz Bonaventura Adalbert Maria Herzog von Bayern
5. Count Johann Larisch of Moennich (1960)
6. Archduke Karl of Austria (1960) - Sovereign of the Order since 2000 Karl von Habsburg
7. Archduke Andreas Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (1961)
8. Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (1961)
9. Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1961)
10. Archduke Michael Koloman of Austria (1961)
11. Archduke Michael Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (1961)
12. Archduke Georg of Austria (1961)
13. Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (1961)
14. Archduke Joseph of Austria (1961)
15. The King of the Belgians (1961) Albert II
16. Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1961)
17. Prince Albrecht of Hohenberg (1961)
18. The Duke of Württemberg (1961) Carl, Duke of Württemberg
19. The Prince of Lobkowicz (1961)
20. Count Johann of Hoyos-Sprinzenstein (1961)
21. The Prince of Waldburg-Zeil and Trauchberg (1961)
22. The Prince of Liechtenstein (1961) Hans-Adam II
23. Prince Clemens of Altenburg (1961)
24. The Duke of Braganza (1961) Dom Duarte Pio
25. Count Joseph of Neipperg (1961)
26. The Duke of Hohenberg (1961) Georg, Duke of Hohenberg
27. The Prince of Schwarzenberg (1961) Karel Schwarzenberg
28. Archduke Joseph of Austria (1961)
29. The Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch (1961)
30. The Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1961) Alois-Konstantin, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
31. Count Gottfried of Czernin of Chudenitz (1961)
32. The Prince of Orsini-Rosenberg (1961)
33. The Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1961) Mariano Hugo, Prince of Windisch-Graetz
34. Olivier, Count of Ormesson (1961)
35. Baron Johann Friedrich of Solemacher-Antweiler (1961)
36. Baron Nicolas Adamovich de Csepin (1961)
37. Count Alexander of Pachta-Reyhofen (1961) - Chancellor of the Order
38. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (1961) - Chaplain of the Order
39. Baron Wulf Gordian of Hauser (1961) - Treasurer of the Order
40. Count Philipp of Clam-Martinic (1961) - Registrar of the Order
41. Count Karl-Albrecht of Waldstein-Wartenberg (1961) - Herald of the Order
42. The Prince of Panagyurishte (2002) Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte, Duke of Saxony
43. The Duke of Brabant (2008) Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant
44. The Prince of Ligne (2011) Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral, Prince de Ligne
45. Prince Charles-Louis de Merode (2011)
46. Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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