Albert & Charlene Join the Port Wine Brotherhood
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On Friday, Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene flew to Porto, Portugal to be inducted into The Confraria do Vinho do Porto – Port Wine Brotherhood – a knighthood set up in 1982.
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Along with Albert’s nephew, Pierre Casiraghi, the couple arrived at 11am local time at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. After having lunch, they took part in the enthronement ceremony.
At the Palácio da Bolsa, Albert and Charlene were given the rank of Cancelário and the degree of Infanção, respectively. The Cancelário title is given to heads of state, while the rank of Infanção is given to those of “merit distinction with this rank due to their personal prestige or high ranking positions” according to the Brotherhood’s official website.
The enthronement ceremony included receiving insignias, signing the Book of Honour, and swearing an oath to “give my support to the confraria and to continue fighting for the honor of port wine.”
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