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condecoracao de Cristiano Ronaldo com o grau de Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique

On the occasion of the decoration, by the President of Portugal, of the Portuguese football player recently voted the best in the world, with the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry The Navigator, Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, was interviewed live on RTP Informação and RTP 1 yesterday, in the late morning, from the Sala das Bicas (Hall of Fountains) at the Belém Palace, to comment on the meaning of the awarded distinction.

Presented as a historian and an expert on Orders and decorations, Lourenço Correia de Matos was also invited to participate in the programme A Bola Extra, broadcast live from the studios of the A Bola TV channel where, next to José Manuel Delgado, Deputy Director of the sports newspaper A Bola, he followed and analysed the ceremony in which Cristiano Ronaldo, in the official residence of the President of the Republic, received from the latter’s hands the insignia in question.

In his interventions, among other themes, the partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles addressed the history of the Order of Prince Henry The Navigator and its special features under the Portuguese Honour framework, explaining that this was the decoration chosen to be attributed to Cristiano Ronaldo for the latter’s “rendering of outstanding services to Portugal in the country and abroad” and for spreading the country's name, as stipulated in the legislation concerning this National Order. He also explained the functioning of the Portuguese Honour Orders, of which the President is Grand Master, referring to other athletes that have also been honoured for their merits both in our country and abroad.