12 February is the birthday of H.R.H. Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Duke of Savoy and Prince of Naples, Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders of the House of Savoy, and of his Consort, H.R.H. Princess Marina.
It is a day celebrated in Italy and worldwide by all the Delegations of the Knightly Forces of the Royal House of Savoy who on this occasion, in addition to giving their best wishes to TT.RR.HH., ideally renew their oath of loyalty to H.R.H. Prince Vittorio Emanuele and to the timeless values of the Dynastic Orders, as signs representing the backbone of our past, our present and a prosperous future.
Strengthened in their loyalty to the Grand Master, all the Knights and Dames wish H.R.H. Prince Vittorio Emanuele a splendid birthday, a day to spend next to the First Lady of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, H.R.H. Princess Marina, and to the whole Royal Family, in particular to TT.RR.HH. the Princes of Piedmont and Venice Emanuele Filiberto and Clotilde and to TT.RR.HH. Princesses Vittoria and Luisa.
The year that has just begun is full of important novelties for the life of the Royal House, and it is now made richer by another small but significant event.
The Grand Chancellery joins the Orders in wishing H.R.H. a happy birthday and is proud to announce the launch of the new official website of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, which has been restyled at the initiative of H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto and of H.E. the Grand Chancellor Cav. Ord. Supr. SS. Ann. Johannes Theo Niederhauser. The new website will allow visitors to gain in-depth knowledge of the history of the Orders and learn about the numerous charity projects it has activated all over the world. It is one yet another instrument for the Orders to use the new language of the worldwide web to write another chapter of their extraordinary history spanning over half a millennium.
Happy birthday, Your Royal Highnesses!
Savoye, bonnes nouvelles!