Sweden stopped awarding royal honors to its citizens in 1975, but continued to award royal honors to foreigners. At a ceremony at the Royal Palace on Wednesday, 13 people, including the famous music group ABBA, were awarded the royal order.

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The group, consisting of Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus, was awarded the 'Vasa Royal Order' for their 'outstanding efforts in international music'.

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