The chain of the Order of the White Eagle is set to be used by Poland's head of state for the first time since the 1930s.
Last worn in 1939, the Chain of the Order of the White Eagle is Poland’s oldest and most important gong, awarded for outstanding civil and military service for Poland, in both peace time and war.
Kornel Morawiecki, the anti-communist opposition activist, leader of Fighting Solidarity, Senior Speaker of the Sejm (lower house) and father of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, will be laid to rest at Warsaw's Powązki Military cemetery.
Kornel Morawiecki, who was a leading anti-communist opposition activist, the leader of Fighting Solidarity and a Senior Speaker of the Sejm (lower house), passed away at the age of 78 after being diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas.
On Poland's Constitution Day on Friday, President Andrzej Duda conferred the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish distinction, upon three Poles for their outstanding service to the country. The ceremony was held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
After receiving a tip off, the director of Warsaw’s Royal Castle ditched his plans to buy the china and instead tracked down the portrait of controversial king Augustus III before he had been crowned. The purchase fills an important gap in the castle’s collection as it is the only portrait for which the young Saxon aristocrat sat.
On Poland's Independence Day on Sunday, President Andrzej Duda conferred posthumously the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish distinction, upon 25 Poles "merited for the glory, prosperity and benefit of Poland."