Kings and Princes celebrate San Fernando with Military Orders
The Kings and the Princes of Asturias received today in the Palace of theZarzuela the representatives of the Royal Military Orders of San Fernando and San Hermenegildo, on the occasion of San Fernando's festivity.
The members of the Royal Relative greeted the attendees and, after the family photo, acceded to the chapel to be present at a Mass informed by the Military Archbishop, Francisco Perez Gonzalez, later, to converse with them in the course of an appetizer.
The Mass took place in the small hermitage that exists in the garden of the residence of the Kings and where habitually the acts are celebrated religiously of the Royal Family.
San Fernando's Order was represented by the only Distinguished Gentleman who lives, the general Adolfo Esteban Ascensión lieutenant.
Rewarded of San Fernando it is the maximum military distinction that exists in Spain, and only it is granted by very special merits contracted in actions of war.
For San Hermenegildo's Order there represented the Great Foreign Minister of the Royaland Military Orders, Jose Rodrigo, and the members of his Chapter.
They informed forthwith four Military individual Medals, the general lieutenant of Earth Jesus Gonzalez of the Iron, the commander Juan Calvo Izquierdo, the captain Antonio Sanchez del Corral and the lieutenant Angel Salamanca.
San Fernando's Order, founded 1814 by Fernando VII, there join those military men, of any graduation, who credit witness in the service and irreproachable conduct after expiring twenty years of service.
The Prince of Asturias has the Great Cross of this Order, whereas the King shows the cargo of Sovereignly of the institution.
There represented also the Chief of the General staff of the Defense, general Félix Sanz; the Chief of the General staff of Earth, general Antonio García Gonzalez; the chief of the General staff of the Navy, admiral Sebastián Zaragoza; the chief of the General staff of the Air, general Francisco Javier García de la Vega, and the director of the Police, Joan Mesquida.
In the act, small but solemn, they took part also the Chief of the House of the King, Alfredo Aza; the secretary general, Ricardo Díez Hochleitner, and the Chief of the Fourth Military, Antonio Gonzalez-Aller.