DUKEDOM OF GHADAMES
The Prince-Abbot has conceded the title of Duke of Ghadames to the Most Revd. Professor Andrew Linley, OCR etc., Titular Archbishop of Mount Carmel in the Order of Antioch, in recognition of services to the Order, the Ecclesia Apostolica Divinorum Mysteriorum and to the Abbey-Principality. The title is hereditary and is granted with remainder to the heirs male of his body.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE MOST REVEREND ANDREW LINLEY, 1st DUKE OF GHADAMES Titular Archbishop of Mount Carmel in the Order of Antioch; Member of the Order of Corporate Reunion in Great Britain; Knight Grand Cross of The Sovereign, Knightly and Noble Order of the Lion and the Black Cross (L’Ordre Souverain, Chevaleresque et Noble du Lion et de la Croix Noire); Knight Grand Cross of The Sovereign, Chivalrous, Noble and Religious Order of the Crown of Thorns (L’Ordre Souverain, Chevaleresque, Nobilaire et Religieux de la Couronne d’Epines)); Compagnon Grand Cross of the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France et des Colonies; Knight Grand Cross of the Valiant Order of St John the Baptist (E.A.D.M.); Senior Member of the Order of Ave Maria (E.A.D.M.); Doctor Christianissimus b. 11 Mar. 1980 deac. 10 Jun. 2006 pr. 8 July 2006 bp. (s.c.) 23 Nov. 2008. educ. Bishop Stopford’s Sch.; Open Univ. (Dip.Eur.Hum., B.A.); European-American Univ., Dominica (D.D.)
Arms: Quarterly azure and gules; 1st the device of the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi as recorded from its foundation in 1883; 2nd a cross crosslet or; 3rd the star of Anarcho-Capitalism per pale sable and or; 4th a lion rampant guardant or.
The arms are surmounted by a ducal coronet and completed with the customary external ornaments of rank: a gold processional cross placed in back of and extending above and behind the shield, and the green galero of an archbishop bearing ten tassels in five rows on either side of the shield. The Order of the Crown of Thorns is pendant from a ribbon surrounding the shield; also displayed are the Order of the Lion and the Black Cross and the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France et des Colonies, being the Cross of Merit of the Order of the Crown of Thorns. The motto is “A fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos” – “By their fruits shall ye know them”.