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Princess Anne, Prince Andrew & Prince Harry receive Spanish Honour for their role in State Visit

The Princess Royal, the Duke of York and Prince Harry have been recognised by the Spanish Royal Family for their efforts in King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s State Visit to the UK.

The three royals have been appointed to the Order of Isabel the Catholic – a Spanish Civil Order in which membership is granted in recognition of services that benefit the country.

Although usually awarded to Spanish nationals, recipients occasionally come from other countries too, as is the case with the British Royal Family.

The honour has been awarded to Princess Anne for work on the State Visit. On Thursday, along with her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, she attended a Banquet at Guildhall given by the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation.

The 66-year-old also attended the State Banquet, along with other members of the British Royal Family.

The Duke of York will be tasked with showing The King and Queen of Spain around the new Francis Crick Institute. They will be met by Chief Executive, Sir Paul Nurse, and tour the Institute, meeting members of the Spanish scientific community working in the UK.

Prince Harry has also been appointed to the Order for his role during the Spanish State Visit. On Thursday he accompanied The King and Queen to Westminster Abbey.

At the Abbey, The King laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior while prayers were said by the Dean. Their Majesties were then taken on a short tour of the Abbey, including the Tomb of Eleanor of Castile.

Other members of the British Royal Family have also been honoured by the Spanish Royal Family on separate occasions.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales have been appointed to the Order of Carlos III from previous visits to the European country. Her Majesty also has a Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece.

  • Mr.Christian

    I hope and pray that the Queen is well enough by now to do her boxes and correspond as she had done for so many decades. Please say hello to Sir Paul Nurse, who while heading the Royal Society gave me entrée to get an education in British science and how it acted through out history.

  • The New York City Downton

    Why did William and Katherine not receive any? William was pictured after the lunch looking at the articles from Spain. Does this order not go to current monarchs and heirs?

  • wildrose

    Good on them – obviously those given the Spanish Honour were thought to have been worth the effort.

    As for the Cambridges – there may have been no interest in giving them the Honour. They are not the be all and end all of the BRF.

    It was the choice of the King and Queen of Spain to make.

    Have a good evening.

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