Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram
Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo
Grand Sayyid of
The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl etc.
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ROYAL AND HASHEMITE ORDER OF THE PEARL
Five years ago, His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram 35th Legitimate Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo decided, to use His sovereignty right of fons honorum, to create The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl. This decision undoubtedly presented continuity of the ancient customs of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu.
During previous five years, The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl (further: The Order) developed into significant international organization, based in Sulu. Members of Order’s six grades are citizens of various countries across the globe.
As any organization, during its past, The Order had some good, and some hard times. But, under wise leadership of its Grand Sayyid, all difficulties have been gradually overcome. Many tasks were done by The Order and for The Order, during previous five years.
Since its foundation, a significant number of Royalty, Nobility, Prelates and other distinguished persons became members of this Order.
Among distinguished members of The Order are: HRH Dom Duarte Pio Duke of Braganza Head of the Royal House of Portugal, HIRH Archduke Josef Karl von Habsburg, HRH Princess Margaret of Hohenberg, HRH Prince Vladimir Karageorgevich, HRH Princess Jelisaveta Karageorgevich, HRH Princess Brigitta Karageorgevich, HRH Princess Luciana Pallavicini Hassan, HM Omukama (King) Solomon Iguru I Babiito, HRH Prince Davit Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili Head of the Royal House of Georgia, HIH Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, HRH Princess Mahera Hassan, HRH Prince Osman Rifat Ibrahim, HH Datu Cheong Ming Lam, HE Lech Wałęsa former Polish President and Nobel Prize Laureate, Hussin U. Amin Mayor of Jolo, Noble Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti, Reverend Professor Noel Cox, Don Diego de Vargas-Machuca, Marquis of Vatolla, Marquis Don Maurizio Ferrante Gonzaga del Vodice di Vescovato, HE Datu Sadja Michael Y. Medvedev, Noble Stanislav Vladimirovich Dumin, Hon. Edsir Q. Tan Vice Mayor of Jolo, Colonel Romulo Quemado II, General Joriel Cenabre, as well as some others.
Sadly, some of our dear distinguished members passed away, during these five years. Among them was His Royal Highness Prince Alexander Pavlov Karageorgevich, Royal Companion of The Order, who passed away in 2016.
We hope, and we believe, that The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl will be led successfully by its Grand Sayyid, His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram Sultan of Sulu, and His descendants, for many years and centuries.
Aleksandar Bačko GCPS
Lord Registrar of
The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl