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The special meaning behind Kate Middleton’s incredible new honour from King Charles

The special meaning behind Kate Middleton’s incredible new honour from King Charles

The Princess of Wales has been granted an incredible new role from her father-in-law King Charles, having been appointed Royal Companion of The Order of the Companions of Honour.   In a royal first, the prestigious appointment is a new one especially created for Kate, who is currently undergoing preventative chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer. The honour recognises the Princess’ service as a member of the royal family and her support and interest in the arts. She is the first member of the royal family to be appointed a Royal Companion in the order’s 107-year history. Kate is patron of the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the Royal Photographic Society. The Princess is in good company as current members include Sir David Attenborough, Margaret Attwood, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John, and previously Professor Stephen Hawking and Sir Winston Churchill. The Order of the Companions of Honour – limited to just 65 people at a time – was founded by King George V in 1917 to recognise outstanding achievements in …

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 …

King recognises Queen and Prince William in honours list and creates new role for Kate, Princess of Wales | UK News

King recognises Queen and Prince William in honours list and creates new role for Kate, Princess of Wales | UK News

The King has recognised the public service of his family in a new list of honours, including creating a new role for the Princess of Wales. King Charles has thanked his “beloved” daughter-in-law, in a way that only royals can, by making her the Royal Companion of The Order of the Companions of Honour. The palace say this is a new appointment to the Order. Royal watchers will see it as a significant move by the King as it’s the first time a member of the Royal Family has ever been appointed to the Companions of Honour. It was founded by King George V in 1917 to recognise outstanding achievements in the Arts, Sciences, Medicine and Public Service. Kate’s interest in the arts is evident as a patron of the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A Museum and the Royal Photographic Society. Image: Kate’s honour recognises her support for the arts. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP, File) Current members include Sir David Attenborough, Dame Judi Dench, and Sir Elton John, and previously Professor Stephen Hawking and …

King Charles gives prestigious new roles to four royals – details

King Charles gives prestigious new roles to four royals – details

King Charles has granted prestigious new roles to four senior members of the royal family, including his wife, Queen Camilla. As formally announced by Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Her Majesty has been appointed to be Grand Master and First or Principal Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Previous Grand Masters have included the late Duke of Edinburgh, the late Queen’s grandmother – Queen Mary of Teck, and King George VI when he was the Prince of Wales. The King has also granted new honours to the Prince and Princess of Wales. Prince William has been made Great Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.  The Most Honourable Order of the Bath was established by King George I in 1725, although it is believed to originally date back as far as the eighth century. It is awarded to members of the military or civil service for exemplary service.   Previous Grand Masters have included Charles when he was Prince of Wales, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Prince …

Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry ‘behaved like a spoiled brat’ after being evicted by King | Royal | News

Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry ‘behaved like a spoiled brat’ after being evicted by King | Royal | News

Prince Harry was branded a “poor little rich kid behaving like a spoiled brat” over his father, King Charles’s decision to evict him from Frogmore Cottage, a royal commentator has claimed. In March 2023, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked to vacate the property in Windsor, after Harry released his explosive memoir, Spare, in January. It wasn’t until June that the couple finally returned the keys to Frogmore and had their belongings shipped to the US, with the duke allegedly being “furious”. Royal author Tom Quinn told the Mirror: “Harry was absolutely furious and in tears about being evicted from Frogmore – he felt his father had no right to do it and that it was purely vindictive. Harry took it as a cruel rejection – a painful reminder of all that he felt when his father fought with his mother during their long drawn out, painful divorce. “Whenever Charles puts his foot down, it seems unfair to Harry who feels that after everything that has happened to him, he should always get …

King Charles Is Hoping to Resume Public Royal Duties Next Month

King Charles Is Hoping to Resume Public Royal Duties Next Month

After a lengthy period of absence, King Charles is planning to resume public duties possibly as soon as next month, sources close to him told Vanity Fair. Following a cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Charles has been undergoing outpatient treatment at a London clinic, forcing him to pause royal engagements. While he has continued to carry out state duties including Privy Council meetings and weekly audiences with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, he has not carried out public engagements as he recovers between treatments. Charles’ last public appearance was on Easter Sunday when he attended church services with Queen Camilla and members of the royal family. The monarch, who was photographed with Camilla leaving church in Scotland on Sunday, has appeared in good health. While Buckingham Palace has not confirmed when the king will return to work, sources close to the monarch say he is recovering well from his treatment and is looking forward to taking part in some key forthcoming engagements. King Charles III and Queen Camilla attend the Easter Mattins Service at St …

Dominic West Claims Lily James Media Saga Helped His Performance As King Charles

Dominic West Claims Lily James Media Saga Helped His Performance As King Charles

Dominic West has admitted his own experiences of being at the centre of a media storm informed his portrayal of a younger King Charles in the final two seasons of The Crown. Back in 2020, the Bafta winner and his The Pursuit Of Love co-star Lily James were caught on camera looking very cosy during a break in filming in Rome. The photos spread like wildfire online, prompting Dominic and his wife Catherine FitzGerald to put on an impromptu press conference outside their home, where paparazzi photographers were waiting, staging a kiss and holding a note which read: “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.” Dominic West and wife Catherine FitzGerald kiss outside their home after presenting photographers with a note addressing the state of their marriage As part of a new interview with the Sunday Times, The Crown actor was asked whether this experience “fed into his performance” as the future King. “Definitely,” he responded. “I’d had a very acute understanding of what it’s like to feel the horror of your …

Prince Harry’s Netflix project offers Duke chance to ‘mend fences’ with King Charles | Royal | News

Prince Harry’s Netflix project offers Duke chance to ‘mend fences’ with King Charles | Royal | News

She noted the Duke is unlikely to be able to rely on the King or even his brother Prince William for direct comments due to their frosty relationship. But Bedell Smith said using historic footage and family videos of matches played together could not only highlight Harry’s connection to the sport but to his family as well. She continued: “Still, there is plenty of film footage available in the public domain to offer a comprehensive picture of the sport, even if Harry’s father and brother would be unavailable to share their reminiscences. “Revisiting Prince Charles’s years as a polo player could also summon memories of his broken marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, which might be too painful for Harry to explore. “Yet offering perspective on Prince Philip and Prince Charles at the very least could be an opportunity for Harry to mend fences, especially with his father.” DON’T MISS: While speculation about Harry’s relationship with William has long suggested the brothers are not close to burying the hatchet, the King is believed to be …

Royal outfit repeaters: From Princess Anne’s 70s dresses to King Charles’ 30-year-old shoes

Royal outfit repeaters: From Princess Anne’s 70s dresses to King Charles’ 30-year-old shoes

If outfit repeating is considered chic enough for royalty’s style set, we can’t argue with that.  More and more, we’re seeing royalty’s most influential dressers delving into their own wardrobes to recycle a look they’ve already worn – and we’re not just talking about everyday clothes.  The Princess of Wales is repeating outfits on the red carpet, while the Princess Royal is recycling her Royal Ascot looks. In these royals’ wardrobes, ‘wear it once’ culture has officially been stitched out, with dress repeats occurring everywhere from Wimbledon to royal weddings.  © GettyThe Princess of Wales is a regular outfit repeater Outfit repeating may not seem revolutionary to most of us, but for the royal ladies who have the privilege of dipping their toes into the world’s most coveted fashion houses, choosing to repeat a pre-loved outfit is a significant move in favour of fashion circularity.  In light of Earth Day, HELLO! revisits some of the most memorable outfit repeats from royalty’s sustainable style icons. The Princess of Wales Princess Kate needs no introduction as one …

Eco royals: King Charles, Prince William, Princess Eugenie & more’s secret missions

Eco royals: King Charles, Prince William, Princess Eugenie & more’s secret missions

Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into a global event which is celebrated each year on 22 April. It now includes a plethora of events with organisers selecting a new theme each year.  © Getty ImagesA student taking part in a planting competition in Pristina to mark Earth Day in 2022 But did you know that a host of royals are also heavily involved in making a positive impact on the planet? Keep scrolling to meet all the eco-conscious royals promoting environmental change and championing sustainability… King Charles The monarch is committed to protecting the planet. Even before he was crowned in September 2022, Charles has long made it his mission to introduce positive changes with regards to the environment. In the 1980s, His Majesty transformed Highgrove into an organic haven limiting the use of antibiotics and other harmful chemicals.  © Getty ImagesKing Charles in the gardens at his Highgrove home He later set up Duchy Organic, with all profits going towards charitable causes via the King’s own foundation. His company also …