On a beautiful day in June 2019 a large number of Knights and Dames gathered in Tarragona for the investitures of 8 Knights, 5 Dames and one ecclesiastic. Many representatives from Lieutenancies abroad were also there to welcome them into the Order: The Lieutenants of England and Wales, Netherlands, USA Middle Atlantic (Washington), Western Spain and the Magistral Delegate for Russia, as well as delegations from Portugal and France.
At the gala dinner, between the main course and the dessert, the Secretary of the Lieutenancy read the message from the Governor General Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, following the Grand Master's speech. The message from the Governor General – who was absent due to health reasons - was warmly welcomed.
The next day, before Mass in Poblet, Enric Mas - Vice Governor General for Ibero America - took office, together with the new Lieutenant for Eastern Spain, Juan-Carlos de Balle y Comas.
(July 5, 2019)