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Princess Kate honoured by King Charles as he makes series of new appointments | Royal | News

Princess Kate honoured by King Charles as he makes series of new appointments | Royal | News

Princess Kate has become a Companion of Honour, a special award granted to those who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine or public service over a long period of time. Also referred to as a junior class of the Order of Merit, the Order of the Companions of Honour was founded by George V in 1917 to recognise services of national importance. There are only 65 members at any one time, and Kate will join the likes of Dame Maggie Smith, Lord Coe, Stephen Hawking and Desmond Tutu. The Princess of Wales, 42, has dutifully served as a senior royal for 13 years, since marrying Prince William in April 2011. Last month, the King praised the bravery of his “beloved daughter-in-law” for revealing her cancer diagnosis to the world. The Prince of Wales has also received a new appointment, joining the Order of the Bath as a Great Master, which recognises the work of senior military officials and civil servants. He is following in the footsteps of his father who was …