Celebrating 650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance



Portugal-UK 650 are the commemorations of the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force. To date Portugal-UK 650 has organized more than 300 activities and projects in partnership with 210 institutions.

The beginning of the formalization of the Alliance, based on the perpetual friendship between the two countries, occurred with the signing of the Treaty of Tagilde on the 10th of July 1372.

The Alliance was formally constituted by  the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance, sealed at St. Paul’s Cathedral, in London, on the 16th of June 1373, by King Edward III of England and King Fernando and Queen Leonor of Portugal.

This alliance was  renewed  in the Treaty of Windsor of 1386, and in several other treaties throughout the centuries.


His Majesty King Charles III
His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic

Maria João Rodrigues de Araujo ComIH, MBE is a Fellow in Music at the University of Oxford. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Music from the University of Oxford, Christ Church College. She holds a Bachelor of Music (BMus Hons) from the University of London, King’s College London and a ‘Licenciatura’ Degree (a four year undergraduate degree) in Music Sciences from the University Nova of Lisbon. Previous appointments include being "The Royal Opera House Senior Research Fellow" at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Music and Christ Church College and "Director of Education and Research" at Casa da Música, in Oporto. She carries out extensive humanitarian work, including as International President of ANDI - New Dialogue Organization and Dame of the Order of Malta (The Sovereign and Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta). She is a Commander of the Order of Prince Henry, a National Order of Portugal awarded by His Excellency The President of Portugal and is an Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, awarded by His Majesty King Charles III.

Maria João Rodrigues de Araújo ComIH, MBE

President of Portugal-UK 650
All donations to our charity project can be made in the following ways:

Bank Transfer:

IBAN Portugal: PT50003300004554168013005

IBAN UK: GB38HBUK40353471774336

MBWay (Portugal): 937229808

E-mail: info@portugal-uk650.com