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London - The Order of Saint Lazarus at HM King Kigeli's 80th Birthday (June 2016)

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In April 2016, the Supreme Grand Priory of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem appointed His Majesty King Kigeli V of Rwanda as its Grand Prior of Rwanda. In the same month, the Order signed a memorandum of understanding with King Kigeli's Scholarship for Rwanda Foundation in order to financially assist budding Rwandan students in tertiary education in the UK and the US.

In June 2016, HM King Kigeli visited England on a semi-official visit and had his 80th birthday party organised at the prestigious Cavalry and Guards Club in London.

A number of distinct personalities, including Her Royal Highness the Princess of Jugoslavia, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Georgia, the Marquis of Reading, who was representing His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent and other nobles, members of the judiciary and the armed forces, members of parliament and other dignitaries and ecclesiastics were invited to this superb dinner.

The Order of Saint Lazarus was represented by the Grand Chancellor and his lady wife, the Marshal of the US Grand Priory and his daughter, the latter also a member of the Order, the Chancellor of the Rwandan Grand Priory and other members of the Order.

The Lazarite presence for this event underlines the Order's commitment for further aiding and assisting humanitarian and philanthropic causes whose recipients are the people of Africa.



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