King Awards Princess Leonor Golden Fleece

King Felipe today awarded Princess Leonor, heir to the Spanish throne, the Crown’s top honor.

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The Spanish Royal Family. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Leonor, Princess of Asturias, became a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid.

At 12, the Royal Household and Spanish government have been getting the princess ready to assume official duties in the coming years.

The award coincides with King Felipe’s 50th birthday. In recent days, he released a behind-the-scenes video of his family life.

The video includes images of the Zarzuela Palace complex not before seen by the public. Critics said the Crown should be even more transparent.

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