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Old 11-05-2017, 10:39 AM
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St. James’s Palace, London S.W.1.
11 October 2017
THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the
following promotion in the Royal Victorian Order:
GCVO
To be a Knight Grand Cross:
The Right Honourable Sir Christopher GEIDT, KCB KCVO OBE; on
relinquishment of his role as Private Secretary to The Queen.
(To be dated 5th October 2017.)
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...078/page/18918
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:44 AM
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On their 70th Wedding Anniversary, Her Majesty The Queen has appointed HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Knight Grand Cross of The Royal Victorian Order- Recognition for his personal service to the Monarch:
https://mobile.twitter.com/RoyaNikkh...18566251278337
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:51 AM
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This, perhaps, has to be the most wonderful and most sentimental honor that the Queen has ever bestowed upon anyone. I'm happy they were able to keep this under wraps until the date of the 70th wedding anniversary.

No one is more deserving of it than HRH, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh!
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:58 AM
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Congrats to Prince Philip! His 70 years of service is something to admire indeed.
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Knighthood for Nick Clegg in New Year Honours list is revealed!

Knighthood for Nick Clegg in New Year Honours list - BBC News
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:45 PM
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And for the Barry Gibb!! I love his voice!

Bee Gee Barry dedicates knighthood to late brothers | Daily Mail Online
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:13 PM
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I have to admit I've never hear of half of the,I'm not a fan of Bee Gee's I'm afraid Eya!
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You must listen the song " How deep is your love" one of my favorite and who knows An Ard Ri maybe change your opinion
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:28 PM
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Ahhhh.. the BeeGees. "To Love Somebody" still floats me away after all these years.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:44 PM
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Barry is one of the greatest songwriters ever - as were his brothers. Never mind their recordings, they wrote so many songs for other artists:

Among them included Diana Ross's "Chain Reaction", Tina Turner's "I Will Be There", and Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" and "Woman in Love", as well as songs "Heartbreaker" and "All the Love in the World" by Dionne Warwick.

Other artists whose songs were originally written by the Gibbs trio include Celine Dion "Immortality", Destiny's Child "Emotion", Status Quo "Spicks and Specks", Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers's "Islands in the Stream" and Olivia Newton-John's "Come On Over".

That's just a few!

Its a well deserved honour
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:00 PM
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Well deserved Barry Gigg.

New Year's Honours: Dame Darcey Bussell, Sir Ringo Starr & Nick Clegg, Jilly Cooper CBE • The Crown Chronicles
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:19 PM
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Recipients of Royal Victorian Order (all levels)
ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
DCVO
Mary Lady Carew Pole lady-in-waiting to the Princess Royal
Kathrin Elizabeth Thomas lord-lieutenant of Mid-Glamorgan
KCVO
Denis Fitzgerald Desmond lord-lieutenant of Co Londonderry
Marcus James Olone land agent, Sandringham Estate
CVO
Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel lord-lieutenant of Inverness-shire
Joan Christie lord-lieutenant of Co Antrim
Guy Wyndham Nial Hamilton Clark lord-lieutenant of Renfrewshire
Lt-Gen Arundell David Leakey formerly Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
Charlotte Elizabeth Manley chapter clerk, College of St George
Nuala Patricia McGourty retail director, Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd
Theresa-Mary Morton head of exhibitions, Royal Collection Trust
Dame Janet Olive Trotter lord-lieutenant of Gloucestershire
Stephen Gregory Wallace formerly secretary to the governor-general of Canada and herald chancellor
Galen Willard Gordon Weston services to the Prince’s Charities Canada
LVO
Anthony Richard Bird chief pilot the Queen’s Helicopter Flight
Alexander Christopher de Montfort assistant comptroller, Lord Chamberlain’s Office
Brian Edward Ford the Duke of York’s household
Amanda Jane Foster senior communications officer, household of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
Nicholas John Henderson trainer of the Queen's racehorses
Commodore Laurence Charles Hopkins formerly gentleman usher to the Queen
John Lynes Private Secretary's Office, Royal Household
Justin Rupert John Hainault Mundy senior director the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit
Neil Alexander Wilson head of IT operations, Royal Household
MVO
Evelyn Margaret Beattie formerly clerk to the lieutenancy of Co Armagh
Lt-Cdr James Alexander Kennedy Benbow formerly equerry to the Duke of Cambridge
Peregrine David Bruce-Mitford gilding conservator Royal Collection Trust
Sgt Stephen Collingwood Metropolitan Police, services to royalty protection
Inspector Rodney Paul Feichtinger Metropolitan Police, services to royalty protection
Emma Elizabeth Goodey digital engagement manager, Royal Household
Gillian Harding formerly executive assistant to the private secretary to the Queen
Karen Louise Lawson picture library manager, Royal Collection Trust
Simon Edward Lloyd Systems manager, household of the Earl and Countess of Wessex
Ian John Miles senior manager specialist operations, Dyfed Powys Police
Geoffrey Charles Munn managing director, Wartski
Jacqueline Hope Newbold personal assistant, the Queen’s Dressers
John Revill formerly the Duke of York’s household
Katherine Charlotte Scully services to the household of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
Paul Eric Southwell manager, Sandringham House
Clive Anthony Stevens messenger sergeant-major, the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard
Inspector Douglas Ian Thompson Metropolitan Police, services to royalty protection
Audrey Williams services to the lieutenancy of Dyfed
John David Williams formerly clerk to the lieutenancy of West Sussex
Rachel Gwendoline Leocadia Murat stud groom, Polhampton Stud
ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL
RVM
Stephen Henry Ronald Marshall Yeoman of the Glass and China Pantry, Royal Household
Bar to RVM
Paul Alexander Lawrence tractor and machinery operator, Crown Estate, Windsor
RVM
Philip Anthony Collins fire safety and access officer Buckingham Palace
John Anthony Denton Yeoman Bed Goer the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard
Henry Melbourne Everist Warden Windsor Castle
Alan Campbell Haggarty formerly dining room assistant Royal Household
Alan Richard Parry Semi-State harness cleaner and assistant to the stores manager Royal Mews
Barry Lyndon Jacob Shrubb deputy head chauffeur (operations), Royal Household
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All in all a bit of a lacklustre list in my opinion. Incidentally, has Dame Olivia de Havilland received her insignia yet? Knowing she doesn't leave Paris, I wonder if it will be presented to her at home by the British Ambassador?
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