France President Macron awards Aga Khan the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour

President Emmanuel Macron and His Highness the Aga Khan after their meeting at the Élysée Palace. Photo Credit: AKDN / Cécile Genest

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  • The Aga Khan’s contributions to the preservation of French heritage were also recognised. He is Founder and President of the Fondation pour la sauvegarde et le développement du Domaine de Chantilly which has made a significant contribution to the conservation and restoration of the domain, including the Château of Chantilly.
  • The Grand-croix de la Légion d’honneur is the highest French Medal of Honour and was established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. Previous recipients include Prince Charles, Emperor Akihito (Japan), King Willem-Alexander (Netherlands), Václav Havel (Czech Republic), King Hussein (Jordan) as well as French presidents and former prime ministers.

France President Emmanuel Macron yesterday awarded His Highness the Aga Khan, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (La Grand-croix de la Légion d’honneur), in recognition of his contribution to humanity and achievements in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations around the world.

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