State & Ceremonial

The Queen's New Year Honours List 2021 revealed as Lewis Hamilton, Craig David and Sheila Hancock receive awards

Lewis Hamilton, Sheila Hancock and Craig David are among those receiving recognition in The Queen’s New Years Honours List of 2021. The 2021 New Year Honours are the most ethnically diverse honours list yet, with 14.2% of recipients coming from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. As well as celebrities and public figures, ordinary people making extraordinary…
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History of Royal Titles: Why are male heirs to the British throne called the Prince of Wales?

Aside from the historically important position of king or queen, the title of ‘The Prince of Wales’ has existed for the longest time. It originated in approximately 1223 when Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was given the title by the English King Henry III. Royal Central is taking a look at one of the most important royal titles and why it is given to the eldest son of the monarch. The prophecy linked…
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Arise Sir Tommy! Britain's first rock and roll star Tommy Steele says he is living in a ‘showbusiness fairy story’ after becoming a knight

Entertainer Tommy Steele has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The star, famous as a singer and actor, receives the honour for his services to entertainment and charity. Born Thomas Hicks in Bermondsey, London, in 1936, he became a household name in the 1950s with hits including ‘Singin’ the Blues’ which reached number one. He is regarded as the UK’s first homegrown…
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TV favourite, David Suchet, is knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Actor David Suchet, known to millions for his legendary performance as Hercule Poirot, has been knighted. He received the accolade for services to entertainment and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Born David Courtney Suchet in London in 1946, he started his career with the National Youth Theatre at the age of sixteen and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1973 by which time…
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