Tag Archives: Honours List

Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Year Birthday Honours Revealed

  June 11, 2016 at 8:55 am by

Embargoed until 10:30pm last night, this year’s birthday honours in Britain were released overnight. Rod Stewart becomes Sir Roderick for his services to music and charity. Major Tim Peake becomes the first man in space to be awarded on honour, he becomes a Companion of the order of St Michael and George for his services to space research and scientific contribution. Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn joins the elite Companions of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ma’am (again)

  June 13, 2009 at 11:25 am by

It’s been a day of celebration for the Windsor clan as Her Majesty The Queen marked her official birthday today, several weeks after her actual birthday in April. The 83 year old monarch was treated to the stunning pageantry of the Trooping the Colour, an annual ceremony first performed in the reign of King Charles II. This year was the turn of the Irish guards who proudly displayed their new … Continue reading

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An Investiture at Buckingham Palace

  February 20, 2009 at 4:58 am by

Wednesday saw The Queen hold one of her favourite ceremonies: An investiture. The form has remained the same since at least the 1910s and is a delightful morning affair. The ceremony allows those who have received honours form the Crown to have them bestowed by the Sovereign of the Order, following the announcement of the honour in either the New Years list in January or The Queen’s Birthday Honours in … Continue reading

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