Honours and awards: Honorary Doctor of Byzantine Studies from the Constantinople Orthodox Institute

The Constantinople Orthodox Institute was established by my late adoptive father, Prince Kermit Poling de Polanie-Patrikios, in his capacity as Head of the Royal House Polanie-Patrikios, on 1 January 2006. It is a study society established to foster interest in Byzantine faith, history and culture, which was particularly encouraged through directed self-study. Various issues of The Excubitor, the journal of the Byzantine Order of Leo V, contained resources for students of the Institute.

The Institute conferred honorary degrees only, and in 2012 I was honoured to receive an honorary Doctor of Byzantine Studies.