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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.