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Order of the Golden Fleece Ceremony at the Royal Palace of Madrid

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The Princess of Asturias was awarded the Badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece by King Felipe (who is celebrating his 50th Birthday) at the Royal Palace of Madrid on January 30th. The Order of the Golden Fleece, founded by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1430, is one of the most illustrious orders in Europe, and is the highest Honour of the Kingdom of Spain. The Princess received the Order on her 10th Birthday in 2015, becoming the first female in the Spanish Royal Family to receive the honour, and the fourth female overall, after Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

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