State & Ceremonial

Arise Dame Darcey Bussell! The Strictly Come Dancing judge and ballerina is knighted by The Queen

The Strictly Come Dancing judge and world-renowned ballerina, Darcey Bussell, received her knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Friday morning. The 49-year-old was knighted by The Queen at the palace after being named in the New Year Honours List for services to dance. Speaking at the time of her receiving her award, Dame Darcey said: “I am truly humbled to receive this honour. “I gratefully…
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The Queen makes two new appointments to the Order of the Garter

The Queen has made two appointments to the Order of the Garter on the occasion of St George’s Day. Her Majesty has appointed Dame Mary Fagan to be a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Viscount Brookeborough to be a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The order was founded in 1348 by Edward III and is England’s highest honour. There can only be…
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State & Ceremonial

Sarah Clarke is officially invested as the first female Black Rod by The Queen at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held a private audience with Sarah Clarke at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday where she was officially invested as the first female Usher of the Black Rod. At the meeting, Her Majesty presented Ms Clarke with her ebony Black Rod and the chain of office. She is the first woman to hold the post of Black Rod in the House of Lords in the 650-year history of the role. Ms Clark is now tasked with…
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State & Ceremonial

Ruth Langsford "thrilled" and "proud" as Eamonn Holmes is awarded an OBE

Broadcaster and television presenter, Eamonn Holmes, has been awarded an OBE by The Queen in the New Years Honours list. The 58-year-old has been named on the list for services to broadcasting in a career which spans for almost four decades. Speaking to Hello!, Eamonn said: “This honour recognises a large body of work stretching nearly 40 years full stop the amazing thing is I was given an…
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