The first Investiture ceremony of 2019 was hosted by Buckingham Palace today.
During the ceremony, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge presented 60 awards in recognition of outstanding achievements and service to the UK.
Some of the lucky recipients included:
An MBE, given to Eileen Chester-James for her work supporting victims of domestic violence,
An OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), given to Rose Wylie for her contribution to contemporary British art, over a career spanning several decades,
And a knighthood given to Professor Sir James Hough, in recognition of his international leadership in the search for gravitational waves ~ ‘ripples’ in the fabric of space-time.
The sword with which the Duke of dubbed Sir James Hough is used at every knighting ceremony and belonged to The Duke’s great-grandfather George VI, as Colonel of the Scots Guards.
EDIT 5TH FEBRUARY 2019
More Investitures took place today.
Some of today’s lucky recipients included:
An MBE to Rosemary Johnson, former Executive Director for the Royal Philharmonic Society, for services to Music.
The Queen’s Gallantry Medal to Royal NavySeaman, diver Simon Wharton
And a Knighthood to historian and broadcaster, Simon Schama, for services to History.
God bless HRH, William the Duke of Cambridge and God save the Queen!
FOR GOD, QUEEN AND COUNTRY