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The Dynastic Orders

Grand Magisterium of the Dynastic Orders of the House of Savoy

The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy include the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation, the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, the Civil Order of Savoy and the Civil Merit of Savoy.

SUPREME ORDER
OF THE MOST HOLY ANNUNCIATION

MILITARY AND RELIGIOUS ORDER OF THE SAINTS MAURICE AND LAZARUS

ORDER
OF THE CROWN
OF ITALY

CIVIL ORDER OF SAVOY
AND
SAVOY ORDER OF MERIT

The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy are governed by the Grand Master, assisted by the Great Offices and the Council. The Great Offices include the Grand Chancellor, the Grand Prior and the Grand Treasurer. The current Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Duke of Savoy and Prince of Naples, Head of the Royal House, is also assisted by a Council, by a Heraldic Commission, and by the Junta for the Dynastic Orders and those of Knighthood.

The Orders have italian and foreign delegations.
the Grand Magisterium of the Dynastic Orders and the Grand Chancellery is in Geneva.

Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy

His Royal Highness Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Duke of Savoy and Prince of Naples

The Grand Master is the Supreme Chief of the ODRCS. He governs and administers the Orders, assisted by the Great Offices (Grand Chancellor, Grand Treasurer, Grand Prior, Grand Master of Ceremonies), the Council and the Junta. The office of Grand Master coincides with that of Head of the Royal House of Savoy, so is held for life. The provisions of the Grand Master are final and without appeal and He alone may revoke them.

Chairman

His Royal Highness Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Piedmont, Prince of Venice

HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto is the heir to the title of Head of the Royal House of Savoy and, as such, is qualified as Prince of Piedmont according to the House tradition. He is Chairman of A.I.C.O.D.S. (International Association of the Dynastic Orders of the House of Savoy) and is Chairman of the Council of Dynastic Orders so coordinates that forum, assists the Grand Master and the Grand Chancellor with the direction and governance of the Orders; his commitment is specifically dedicated to the charity works of the Orders themselves.

Grand Chancellor

His Excellence Cav. SS. Annunziata Theo Niederhauser

The Grand Chancellor directs and regulates the activities of the Grand Chancellery and its Secretariat, countersigns the Grand Magisterium Deeds, handles the diplomatic relations of the ODRCS, legally represents the Orders and looks after and defends their public image and interests.

Grand Treasurer

His Excellence Cav. Gr. Cr. Nicolas Gagnebin

The Grand Treasurer administers the finances of the Orders, supervises and handles accounts, controls and approves the balance sheet.

Grand Prior

His Excellence Reverend Cav. Gr. Cr. Monsignor Paolo de Nicolò

The Grand Prior supervises all Christian aspects of the ODRCS, and the individual and collective morality of the Orders themselves.

Grand Master of Ceremonies

HE. Cav. Gr. Cr. Prof. Alberto Bochicchio

The Grand Master of Ceremonies supervises all ceremonial and protocol aspects of the life of the ODRCS, and makes sure everyone upholds them.

the Council

CHAIRMAN

His Royal Highness Emanuele Filiberto,
Prince of Piedmont, Prince of Venice

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL

  • Cav. Gr. Cr. Co. Antonio d’Amelio – Vice Chairman
  • HSH Cav. Ord. Supr. Ss. Ann. P.pe Mariano Hugo Windisch Graetz
  • HSH Cav. Gr. Cr. Prince Don Alessandro Jacopo Boncompagni Ludovisi Altemps
  • Cav. Gr. Cr. Prof. Alberto Bochicchio
  • Cav. Gr. Cr. Nob. Giancarlo Melzi d’Eril dei Duchi di Lodi
  • Cav. Gr. Cr. Nob. Carlo Buffa dei Conti di Perrero – Honorary Member

THE JUNTA

  • HSH Cav. Gr. Cr. P.pe Don Alessandro Jacopo Boncompagni Ludovisi Altemps – President
  • Cav. Gr. Cr. Paolo Thaon di Revel Vandini – Secretary
  • Cav. Gr. Cr. Nob. Cav. Don Enrico Sanjust dei Baroni di Teulada
  • Comm. Mr Gualtiero Ventura
  • Cav. Uff. Comm. Federico Pizzi

During 2019 the Orders of the Royal House of Savoy supported several charitable activities in Italy and all over the world

Here are some of the activities promoted by the Dynastic Orders

PETER PAN

Support to "adopt" rooms at the Peter Pan association in Rome to host families of children suffering from cancer.

Mercy ships

Child surgery project in Africa on hospital ships run by the charity organisation Mercy Ships.

MUS-E ITALIA

A three years project that helps children to discover themselves and the others using different artistic disciplines