- Orde van den Prince
The Orde van den Prince or Order of the Prince is a Flemish-Dutch society of men and women who do their best for the promotion of language and culture of the Netherlands (Flanders and Netherlands). Each month members meet on fixed locations, except during summer.
The organization was founded in November 1955, by the lawyer Guido van Gheluwe from Kortrijk. The name of the society is derived from William the Silent. He was chosen because of his role in the history of the Netherlands and its tolerance (measured against the standards in those day). The logo of the Orde van den Prince is the capital letter P, surrounded by the words Amicitia (E: friendship) and Tolerantia (E: tolerance).
The organizations shows a steady increase in membership and now consists of 92 departments: 54 in Flanders, 26 in the Netherlands and 12 in other countries. She counts a bit more than 3000 members, and membership is on invitation only.
- Puype, Jan, De elite van België, Van Halewyck, Leuven, 2004 ISBN 9056175076
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