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Mbruno 01-31-2018 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 2069367)
A wonderful little ceremony and the parents & grandparents seem to be beaming with pride. No court jester this time, as was the case at the founding ceremony in 1429 ;).

The king had some nice words for both his father, his grandfather, the late Count of Barcelona and for the other members of the order. I did not recognice Javier Solana without a beard.

It must have been a rather impressive occasion for the princess, to become a member of the world's most prestigious order at such a young age. The Queen looked magnificent in red.

I would say that Europe's most prestigious (non-ecclesiastical) order today is the Order of the Garter, which is also the oldest, but the Golden Fleece probably comes second.

Unfortunately, with the demise of most of Europe's great monarchies like France, many historical orders are now also forgotten.

HereditaryPrincess 02-03-2018 04:49 PM

It was so lovely to see Leonor receive the new order; everyone seemed to be so proud of her. I loved the outfits she and Sofia were wearing. Hopefully we'll be seeing Leonor at more engagements with her parents as perhaps her new order is a sign of this.

eya 11-20-2018 02:52 PM

The National Mint and Stamp Factory-Royal Mint has prepared 6 coins on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the King's birth
First time a coin with all the family

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