ABBA reunite for royal honour

50 years after winning the Eurovision Song Contest, ABBA are honoured by Sweden's King & Queen.

50 years after winning the Eurovision Song Contest, superstars ABBA reunited to be honoured by Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia at a ceremony at Stockholm Royal Palace.

Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid were given royal recognition as “Commander of the First Class” is one of several Swedish orders, including the Royal Order of Seraphim awarded to heads of state and foreign royals, and the Royal Order of the Polar Star that is given to foreign citizens and stateless persons.

The also received one of the Sweden’s most prestigious awards, the Order of the Vasa.

It’s the first time it’s been bestowed in nearly half a century in recognition of ABBA’s “very outstanding efforts in Swedish and international music life.”

The event was broadcast on Swedish TV and available on YouTube.

Next Sunday ABC screens ABBA: Against the Odds.

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  1. 50 years ago ABBA won Eurovision and their music continues after all this time. Just look how far that contest has fallen in that 50 years.

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