Strengthening Anglo-Portuguese Friendship by celebrating our Oldest Alliance
Under the High Patronage of His Excellency The President of the Portuguese Republic, The Portuguese Appeal celebrates the centuries old partnership between the United Kingdom and Portugal. The Appeal will promote greater public awareness of the oldest unbroken diplomatic alliance existing today in the world between two peoples and two nations established by the Treaty of Windsor signed in 1386. It will lead to new initiatives aimed at bringing the British and Portuguese people, our cities, communities and cultures closer together and better understood.
This Appeal seeks to raise funds to erect a life size statue of Portugal's last king and much loved London resident, King Manuel II, as well as renovate the Church of St James's in Twickenham as a new spiritual centre for the Portuguese in London.