Warning about 'mimic' Russian Grand Priories

Extracted from the
Historical Notice on the Russian Grand Priory of the Order of Malta.

Source: Public Record Office Copenhagen, Denmark. Priorate Dacia af St. Johannes af Jerusalems Orden Arkiv nr: 10266. Jvf. RA. Priv. ark. j. litra P nr. 1006-1.  
Copy in:
British Grand Priory Archives, Orthodox Order of Knights Hospitaller, St John of Jerusalem.
Translation: © Walter Pincket. Anglicised Text: Rev'd Michael Foster.


NOTICE HISTORIQUE

sur le Grand-.Prieuré Russe de l'Ordre de Malte
fondé en 1798.

HISTORICAL NOTICE

    on the Russian Grand Priory of the Order of Malta    
founded in 1798

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16. Il est bien entendu que toute autre soi-disant restauration du Grand-Prieuré Russe de l'Ordre de Malte, émanant de personnes qui n'ont aucun lien historique avec la tradition impériale du tsar-grand maître Paul Ier (comme, par exemple, celle qu'on attribue au feu roi de Yougoslavie Alexanclre Ier) doit être considérée comme nulle et non avenue au point de vue du droit. 16. It is well understood that all other "so-called" restorations of the Russian Grand Priory of the Order of Malta by persons who have no historical link with the imperial tradition of Tsar Grandmaster Paul I (as, for instance, the one attributed to the late King Alexander I of Yugoslavia) must be considered as null and void in the point of view of law.

Paris, le 24 September 1950

Le Protecteur du Grand-Prieuré Russe
Grand Duc André de Russie

The jurisconsulte et membre du conseil,
Baron M. de Taube

Paris, 24 September 1950

The Protector of the Russian Grand Priory
Grand Duke André of Russia

The legal consultant and Council Member
Baron M. de Taube


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