The way the information was read was that it was a new development for the FL to receive such high orders when other First Ladies generally receive lower ones. Thank you for the correction.
: All first ladies (consort of a president)
: receive the same order a president gets. But
: the Head of State is granted the collar
: (Isabel la Catolica or Carlos III) and the
: consort the grand cross.
: So, a first lady would never receive the
: collar of a Spanish order.
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: I just read that the elegant and stylish
: Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada is the
: first First Lady of Argentina to receive the
: distinction of the Knight Grand Cross of the
: Order of Isabella the Catholic in 70 years
: and the second in history after Eva Perón in
: My question is what are the merits for
: granting the order? Why would a First Lady
: receive the collar of the Order versus the
: grand cross for example?
: Perhaps I am wrong, but I would think given
: that the First Lady has relatively young
: tenure as First Lady and had done nothing
: substantial on the world stage that it would
: be a bit premature to give her the highest