HRH D. Pedro de Borbón Dos Sicilias y de Orleans, Duke of Calabria.

He graduated with honors in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Castilla- La Mancha.

He completed his military service with the Royal Guard being first of his class.

His professional activity is focused the defence of the environment and nature. He is President of Fundación Fondena, dedicated to the protection of the environment, and collaborates intensely in environment studies, publications, census and investigations.


He collaborates in:

GESYTEC ENGINEERS which develops agriculture and forest engineering projects, property management, gardening, cattle rising, enclosures and vial projects, construction and building restoration.

RURAL ADVISORS, specialized in fires and in country properties brokerage.

PIENSOS THURMA. Leading company in prevention hunting game nutrition.

He also advises several agricultural, cattle, forestry and hunting farms.

In Austria he manages FORSTERVERWALTUNG GLAS HÜTTE, a forestry where he leads the study and adaptation to environment changes in the Central European forest project.

Vice president of the Castilla-La Mancha APD (Asociación del Progreso para la Dirección). Member of the Board of Directors and President of the Honor Members Committee of the Royal High Management Forum. Due to his professional and personal career, the Royal Forum awarded him the Gold Master.

He presides over several humanitarian and historic-cultural ends foundations. He presides over the Lux Hispaniarum Foundation and the Santiago Hospital at Cuenca Foundation and is Sponsor of the Comendadoras de Santiago Foundation.

By reason of his dynastic duties, D. Pedro de Borbón Dos Sicilias y de Orleans is head of the Borbón-Dos Sicilias House, Gran Maestre de la Real e Insigne Orden de San Genaro y de la Sacra y Militar Orden Constantiniana de San Jorge.

Nobility Corporations.

– Dean and President of the Real Consejo de las Ordenes de Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara y Montesa

– Comendador Mayor of the Order of Alcántara.

– Baylio Gran Cruz de la Soberana Orden de Malta

– Caballero Gran Cruz de la Orden de Caballería del Santo Sepulcro de Jerusalén

– Real Orden de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción de Villaviciosa – Portugal – Knight of the five Reales Maestranzas of Spain: Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda, Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, Real Maestranza de Caballería de Granada, Real Maestranza de Caballería de Valencia, Real Maestranza de Caballería de Zaragoza among other Military Corporations.

He is a well-known breeder of Gerifalte falcons, and other Falcons species.


Excmo. Sr. D. Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán de la Serna, President of
Patrimonio Nacional and Academic of R.A. de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

Currently, Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán is the President of Patrimonio Nacional. Up to that date, he held the position of Deputy General Director of Culture of UNESCO appointed in July 2014.
In June 1973 he graduated as attorney at Law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and in June 1977, he joined the body of attorneys of the Spanish Parliament were, along his career he has held various positions, particularly that of Director of Parliamentary Relations of the Chamber of Deputies and secretary to the Parliamentary Delegations at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, at the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic and at the Joint Committee “Spanish Parliament – European Parliament” (1984-1986), of Attorney attached to the Foreign Affairs Commissions (1977-1978) and of Education and Culture at the Chamber of Deputies (1983-1986) and as Attorney of the Senate Promotion Commission (1986-1996 and 2002-2014).

Along the 1980-1983 period, in the General Administration of the State, he held the positions of Director General of Cooperation with the Autonomous
Communities ((1980-1981) General Technical Secretary of the Ministry of
Culture (1981-1982) General Director of Fine Arts, Archives and Libraries of the same Department (1982) and member of the Board of Directors of Patrimonio Nacional (1982-1983).

Between 1996 and 2014 he held the position as Director in the following
Spanish cultural Foundations: Foundation Caja Madrid (1996-2002), Foundation Colegio Libre de Eméritos, Madrid (2002-2012) and Foundation José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón (2012-2014).

During the 2003-2011 he was also President of Hispania Nostra Foundation for the protection and promotion of the cultural heritage and member of the Board of the Europa Nostra Federation.

Between 1993 and 2003 he was a member of the trust of the Del Prado
Museum and member of its permanent Commission.

Since 1996 he is a permanent Academician, member of the Royal Academy of
Fine Arts of San Fernando as the special jurist specialized in the protection of
the National Heritage.

During two different periods (1986-1996 and 2002-2014) he has also worked as a lawyer. He is the author of the following books. “La Monarquía y la Constitución” (Madrid, 1987, together with M. Fernández Fontecha), and “Las Competencias del Estado sobre el Patrimonio Histórico Español en la Constitución de 1978” (Madrid 1997), as well as the Commentary to Article 57- "Sucesión de la Corona" (together with J. Tomas Villarroya)- in the “Comentarios a la Constitución Española de 1978” directed by O. Alzaga (Madrid, 1998). In 1986 he directed the publishing of the “Trabajos parlamentarios de la Ley del Patrimonio Histórico Español”, in the making of such work, he took part as Lawyer of the Education and Culture Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.

Premio Órdenes Españolas


Excma. Sra- Dña. Carmen Iglesias Cano, Countess of Gisbert, Director of the Royal Academy of History.
Permanent Academician of the Royal Academy of History and since 12 th December 2014, Director of that institution, she was elected in 1989 and joined the Academy in 1991. She holds the Professorship of History of Moral and Political Ideas of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid and Professor of History of the Ideas and Political Forms at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1984-2000). Member of the International Executive Committee of the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and President of the Spanish Society of XVII Century Studies. She has been director of the Political and Constitutional Studies Centre and ex oficio counsellor to the Counsel of State (1996-2004). In this position she coordinated and prefaced the book “Símbolos de España” which received the National History Price (2000). She has also been President of the Unidad Editorial Group (2007-2011). And Commissioner for Historical Exhibitions of International reach and organizer of
certain cultural events.
She specializes in European and Spanish Modern History and in other history
and Philosophical subjects of different periods, she has published several books and numerous monographs and given courses in foreign and Spanish
universities. From her more than two hundred publications, the following books may be emphasized: “El pensamiento de Montesquieu: política y ciencia natural” (1984), which was awarded in France in 1985 and re-edited in 2005 by Galaxia Gutemberg-Círculo de Lectores; “Razón, sentimiento y utopia” (Galaxia Gutemberg-Círculo de Lectores); “No siempre lo peor es cierto. Estudios de Historia de España” Galaxia Gutemberg-Círculo de Lectores 2009, as well as the catalogues of the historical exhibitions she has organized and been the author of its organizational project: “Carlos III y la Ilustración” (Madrid and Barcelona, 1988); “España fin de siglo. 1898” (Madrid and Barcelona, 1898); “Felipe II: Un monarca y su época. La monarquía hispánica” (El Escorial, 1998); “Ilustración y proyecto liberal. La lucha contra la pobreza” (La Lonja de Zaragoza, 2001); “El mundo que vivió Cervantes” (Madrid 2005-2006); “Zaragoza y Aragón: Encrucijada de Culturas” (La Lonja de Zaragoza, 2008) Among other awards Carmen Iglesias has received the Montesquieu Award (1985), the Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the government of France (1992) The Grán Cruz de Alfonso X el Sabio (1995), The Premio a los Valores Humanos from the Grupo Correo (1996), the Premio La Fuente Ferrari (1999) from the Asociación de Críticos de Arte de Madrid, the Premio FIES of Journalism (Twelfth edition) and the Premio de Investigación Julián Marías de Humanidades (2006). In 2001 she was appointed Chronicler of the City of
In May 2014, King Juan Carlos granted her with the title of Countess of Gisbert as an award for her outstanding academic and teaching activity.
On 9 th December 2015 she received the XIX Antonio Sancha Price, given by the Publishers Association of Madrid, in recognition of her commitment to the cultural world and her outstanding role in defence of the book in Institutions.
On 1 st June 2016, together with Pedro Cerezo Galán, she took part in the
Cervantes symposium of the Instituto de España, coordinated by the Secretary
of the Royal Spanish Academy, Santiago Muñoz Machado. Mrs. Iglesias
delivered the conference “El Mundo que vivió Cervantes”.
In February 2017 there took place the circle of conferences “Historia de las
Ideas. La búsqueda Del Conocimiento. Historia de la Cultura Occidental.
Directed by Carmen Iglesias at the BBVA.


Excmo. Sr. D. Hugo O’Donnell Duque de Estrada, Duke of Tetuán. Censor of the Royal Academy of History.

Marine infantry commander (Ret), lawyer by the Ilustre Colegio of Madrid. Member of the sponsorship of the Naval Museum. Vice president of the Spanish Military History Commission and its representative before the International Military History Commission. Permanent Member of the Royal Heraldry and Genealogy Academy of Madrid. Elect member of the Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom. Correspondent of the Royal Academies: Sevillana de Buenas Letras; de Ciencias, Bellas Letras y Nobles Artes de Córdoba, de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis de Zaragoza and of the Academia de Historia Naval de Chile; National History Price in 2000. Santa Cruz de Marcenado granted every five years to the best historical career related to the Armed Forces. (2005). Finalist of the National History Price (2005). Sabino Fernández Campo Price (2014).


Excmo. Sr. D. Feliciano Barrios Pintado, Secretary of the Royal Academy of History.

Doctor at Law by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Professor of Legal and institutional History of the University of Castilla La Mancha. He has been Dean, at present honorary, to the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences at the University of Castilla La Mancha in Toledo, and Director and Honorary Scholar of the Major “Diego de Covarrubias” of the Complutense University of Madrid.

Académico de Título of the of the Real Academia Matritense de Heraldica y
Genealogía (Royal Academy of Heraldry and Genealogy of Madrid) and
Correspondent of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation and of
the Royal and Sevillian Academy of Fine writing. He is, likewise Correspondent academician to the National Academy of History of Argentina and to the Chilean History Academy. Sponsor of the Instituto de Estudios Históricos y Hospitalarios de la Órden de Malta Icomal, former Sub Director of the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies) and Secretary of the Instituto Nacional del Derecho Indiano, former Vice Delegate of the national exhibition “El mundo que vivió Cervantes”, commemorating the fourth Centennial since the publication of Don Quijote. Also for the Honorary Counsel of the History of Spanish Law Yearbook.
Comendador of the Real y Distinguida Órden Española de Carlos III,
Comendador de la Órden Civil de Alfonso X El Sabio, first Class Distinguished
Cross of the Order of San Raymundo de Peñafort, Comendador of the Royal
Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) and the Venera de la Orden Mejicana del
Águila Azteca. Chronicler of the City of Madrid. In 2013, he was elected
Academic Secretary of the aforementioned Institution.


Excmo. Sr. D Luis Antonio Ribot García, Academician from the Royal Academy of History.

Since 2005 he has been Professor of Modern History at the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia); formerly at universities in the Basque Country (1987-1988) and Valladolid (1988-2005), where in 1973 he began his teaching career. He has been Investigator and Scientist at CSIC (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas) with leave of absence. Premio Extraordinario Award and Doctorate from the University of Valladolid. Accesit to the End of Degree National Price in the History Career (1975) and “Victor de Bronce” to the academic merit. National History Price of Spain 2003 for the book “La Monarquía de España y la Guerra de Mesina (1674-1678) (Madrid, Actas, 2002). He has been Director of the Secretariat of Publications and Scientific Exchange (1983-1990), of the University Institute of History “Simancas” (1995-2002) and of the Cátedra “Felipe II” (Phillip II Chair) 2005. He also carried out the positions of Vice-president of the “Sociedad V Centenario
del Tratado de Tordesillas” 1993-1995 Vice Commissary of the Spanish
Pavilion at the Lisbon Expo '98 1996-1998. Spanish representative at the “Consejo Superior del Instituto Universitario Europeo de Florencia” 1996-97 and Director of the “Centro de Estudios Hispánicos e Iberoamericanos” from the Fundación Carolina 2001-2002. He has been organizer of the following exhibitions: “Felipe II. Las Tierras y Los Hombres Del Rey” Valladolid, October 1998-January 1999, and “Isabel la Católica, Reina de dos mundos” New York, June-July 2004. He had the Directorship of the “Proyecto de Fundación Caja Madrid para la Investigación y catalogación de la Sección Registro General del Sello, años 1500-1520 del Archivo General de Simancas 2006-2011 (Project from the Caja Madrid Foundation for the Investigation and cataloging of the General Seal Registration Section from 1500 to 1520 from the General Archive in Simancas). He is a member of the editorial board of Hispania, Spanish History Magazine and of the "Comitato Scientífico" of the Mediterranea Magazine, published by the University of Palermo. Since the year 2002, he has been a critic of books on History from the magazine “El Cultural”, published weekly by Diario El Mundo..


Excmo. Sr. D. Juan Manuel González Serna (President of the Siro Group), Sponsor.


Attorney at Law and Economic and business Sciences by the Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección de Empresas ICADE from the Pontifical University of Comillas Madrid, and Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) by the Escuela de Dirección del Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa from the University of Navarre (IESE Business School) in Barcelona In 1999, together with his wife, Lucía Urbán, he founded Grupo Siro. Sponsorand founder of the Grupo SIRO Foundation.

He has been President of "Empresa Familiar en Castilla y León", of which in 1999 he was appointed honorary President.

Member of the Board of Governors of AEOC, and he member of the Board of
Directors of Iberdrola Spain and of the Advisory Board of Rabobank in Spain
and Europe.

Likewise, he is a sponsor of the SERES Foundation, honorary member of the
General Assembly of the Spanish Paralympic Comity and sponsor of the
Fundación Casa Ducal de Medinaceli.

Since 2002 he has been independent Board Member to Iberdrola Spain, S.A.U. and of Iberdrola Renovables, S.A. and President of its Appointment and Retribution, Commission. Since march 2017 he has been Independent Board Member of the company.

In 2013 he received the "Medalla de Oro al Trabajo" from the Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Employment and Social Security.

Since 2016 he has been part of the Board of Directors of the HM Hospital

Also in 2016, he was part of the Real Órden del Mérito Deportivo under the
category of Bronze Medal for his support of Spanish Paralympic Sport and
received the Price, “Mejor Empresa para trabajadores con discapacidad” (Best
Company with incapacitated workers) at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.


Ilmo. Sr. D. Carlos de Palacio Oriol, Colaborator.

He studied law at Zaragoza and Madrid, with outstanding curriculum (1974).

From 1974 to 1977 he obtained the Diploma from the Colegio de Europa
(Europe College) and was assistant professor of Euro Community Law in the
aforesaid College.

He was elected as member of the legal services of the Dirección General de la
Competencia de la Unión Europea (General Direction of Fair Trading of the
European Union) (1981/1990) Since 1998 Counsel to PATENTES TALGO, Vice President in 2001 and President since 2002.

Grandchild of the founder of PATENTES TALGO, José de Oriol y Uriguren.


Miguel Ángel Ladero Quesada, ganador de la edición del Premio Ordenes Españolas 2019.

Born in Valladolid in 1943, Miguel Angel Ladero Quesada holds a doctorate from the University of Valladolid (Philosophy and Letters); honorary doctorate from the Universities of La Laguna de Tenerife, Cádiz and Huelva and professor of Medieval History at the Universities of La Laguna (1971-1974), Seville (1974-1978) and Complutense university og Madrid (1978-2013). He belonged to the Auxiliary and Optional Corps of Archivists from 1961 to 1970. He founded the magazine En la España (Universidad Complutense), which he directed between 1980 and 2014.
Ladero is a Permanent Member from the Royal Academy of History and corresponding of the Academia da História de Portugal and the American Hispanic Academy of Cadiz. His work has been distinguished with the Menéndez Pelayo Prize (1974) and the National History Prize (1994). Specialist in the history of the Crown of Castile during the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, his most relevant studies are based on Granada and it’s Nasrid season, the-under medieval Castilian Andalusia , the constitution of the new Hacienda Real and the time of the Catholic Monarchs. He has published 53 books and more than 400 research articles, including Taxation and Royal Power in Castile (1993), Spain of the Catholic Monarchs (1999), The War of Granada (2001), Europe and Islamic Medieval World (2015) and The Last Years of Fernando el Católico ( 2016).


Excmo . Sr. D. José Miguel Isidro, businessman.

Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Commercial University of Deusto (Bilbao, 1976), he has more than 40 years of experience in the industrial sector. Counselor of several financial institutions and companies, most of his career has been linked to Papeles y Cartones de Europa, SA, which he has chaired since its establishment in 1995 until the liquidation of the takeover bid by DS Smith in January 2019. During this period, he designed and directed the strategy that transformed a regional packaging company into a multinational in southern Europe with about 3,000 employees, 28 factories and a turnover of about 1.4 billion euros. In parallel, he has been president of the Association of Family Businesses of Castilla y León (EFCL) and member of the Family Business Institute, between 2016 and 2018, and has participated as a shareholder in the constitution and development of companies dedicated to construction,real estate promotion and forest management.


Excmo. Sr. D Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, Marquess of Oreja, Academician and Honor President of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

He took his degree in Law at Salamanca University with the highest grades and is a Doctor at Law by the University of Madrid having gained an Extraordinary Award, and is also Honoris Causa Doctor by Sevilla and Zaragoza Universities. He has been Professor of Foreign Policy of the Diplomatic Academy and holder of the Jean Monet Professorship of Euro Community Law at the Universidad Complutense.
He has been Under Secretary of Information and Tourism and Foreign Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government Delegate at the Basque Country with personal Ministerial rank, General Secretary of the Council of Europe, Member of the European Commission of Transport, Energy, Audiovisual and Culture.
As a Member of Parliament he has been Royal Senator at the Constituent
legislature, in several legislatures he has been Representative of Guipuzcoa
and Álava; President of the joint committee Congress-Senate of the Spanish
Parliament; President of the Constitutional Commission of the European
Parliament and Vice- President of the European Popular Party.
At present he is the President of the Instituto de Estudios Europeos of the CEU San Pablo University; President of the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas, President of the Pelayo Foundation and Board Member to Fomento, Construcciones y Contratas and of Barclays Bank.
In 1988 he was appointed European of the Year by the European Foundation
for Science, the Arts and Culture at the Palace of the Senate of the French
He owns the Great Crosses of Carlos III, Isabel la Católica, Mérito Militar,
Mérito de la Guardia Civil and Alfonso el Sabio.
He has been made Adopted Son of Santiago de Compostela and awarded the
Gold Medal of Culture of Santiago de Compostela.
He is the author of “Europa para Qué” with a foreword by Raymond Barre and presented by Simone Weil, “La Constitución Europea”, “El Tratado de
Amsterdam”, “Europa Finalidad de Milenarias Realidades y Perspectivas”.
Lately he has published a book on aspects of his life named “Memoria y
In April, HM The King bestowed on him the title of Marquess de Oreja.


Excmo. Sr. D. Manuel Gullón de Oñate, Count of Tepa, Gentleman to His Holiness the Pope.

He is an Attorney at law from the University of Deusto, and in Business Administration at ICADE and in Political and Social Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid.

On November 1986 he was appointed Gentleman to His Holiness the Pope,
after having been "Camarero Secreto de Capa y Espada de Su Santidad". Member with the Great Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Knight of the Sacred Constantine Military Order of Saint George, from February 2014 to February 2016 he was President of the Real Asociación de Hidalgos de España, member of the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid, Honor Member of the Balearic Historical Institute.

President of the Royal Sacramental Arch brotherhood of San Isidro.

Commander of the Carlos IIII Order.

His professional activity has centered on banking. He also serves several
companies as board member. For several years he was, also Board Member to
COPE. He is also dedicated to the private financial sector as board member to
several companies.

He carries out an important activity in the real estate sector.


EXCMO. SR. D. Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y  Torra, Director de la Fundación Areces. Colaborador.

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra has been Director of the Ramón Areces Foundation since 2008. Graduated in Law by the Complutense University of Madrid he entered the Diplomatic Career in 1976. Until joining the Ramón Areces Foundation he developed his professional career in the Public Administration where he held the positions of Counsellor in the Permanent Delegation of Spain to the United Nations Office; Economic and Commercial Councillor at the Embassy of Spain in the French Republic; Protocol to the Presidency of the Government, with the rank of Chief Officer; Executive Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the rank of Deputy Secretary; Permanent Representative of the United Nations Office and other International Agencies based in Geneva; Chairman of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner of Nations Unit for Refugees. He has been Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Austria and Introductor of Ambassadors, MAEC, with the rank of Ambassador.


EXCMA. SRA. DÑA. Micaela Valdés, Censora Real Sociedad Económica Matritense de Amigos del País. Colaboradora.

Doctor in History from the Complutense University.
Corresponding academic by the Academy of History.
Author of the books: «Cayetano Valdés and Don Antonio Valdés, an effective government».
Censor of the Board of Directors of the Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country.


Excmo. Sr. D. Iñigo Moreno de Arteaga, marqués de Laserna, Correspondiente de la R.A. de la Historia.


Doctor in History with extraordinary recognition. Academic honor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of la Purísima Concepción de Valladolid. Corresponding Scholar of the Royal Academy of History.

On 8-IV- 2010, S.M. the King granted him the mercy of Title of the Kingdom under the name of Marqués de Laserna. Knight and Dignity of Thirteen of the Order of Cavalry of Santiago.

Culminum Magíster, Carlos III, Jaime de Foxá and Prix literarire du CIC Awards.  General Consul of Pakistan in Andalusia and Extremadura.
Professionally, he has been in the maritime business, having been General Secretary, on Board of Pérez y Cía, S.A. and member of the boards of directors of its port companies, shipping companies and shipyards, highlighting the implementation of the Terminal Containers of Barcelona.
Oganizer of the First World Hunting Congress (Madrid 1984) and the successive exhibitions of Venatoria (Madrid 1996/2012).
 2- Literary works
Royal Privileges and Old Documents of Jerez de la Frontera, (Madrid, 1971): Trotsky in Spain, (Barcelona, 1972). About the fawn or the lubicán of Galicia by Fray Martín Sarmiento, (Madrid 1999): Hunting rhymes (Madrid, 2001. José de la Serna, last Spanish viceroy, (Madrid 2010). Impossible Peace, (Lion, 2012). Military expeditions to Peru during the War of Emancipation (Madrid, 2016). An awkward neighbor. Border tensions between Spain and the United States (Madrid, 1917)
 Sunday to Sunday, (Seville, 1987). Diary of a Pilgrim, (Madrid 1992). The Hunter in Time, (Madrid, 1997. Joys, sorrows and cinematic entuntments, (Madrid 2007). Dignity of hunting, (Madrid 2010). The time that’s gone. (Madrid, 2015). Hunting altarpiece. (Madrid, 2016)..
In addition, he has written extensive chapters in numerous works and hundreds of articles published in magazines and daily newspapers.