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# knighthood

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# Icon
Prime Minister urged not to deny Lewis Hamilton a knighthood over tax status
Motorsport UK chairman David Richards points to the seven-time world champion’s charitable work and push for equality and diversity.
# Reaction
‘Absolute disgrace’ that Jack Charlton wasn’t knighted – Ray Houghton
The former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder was among those to pay tribute to the manager.
# honours list
'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy
In Northern Ireland, The Singing Priests – Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy – were honoured, as was Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.
# Geoffrey Boycott
Ex-English cricketer says knighthood nomination 'soured' by calls for removal over domestic abuse charge
Geoffrey Boycott was nominated for a knighthood for services to sport this week.
# MBE I'm amazed
Knighthoods for Brexiteer and Monty Python actor in UK New Year Honours list
The British divers who were involved in rescuing the Thai footballers from a cave were also honoured last night.
# Controversy
David Beckham emails exposed by hackers who 'demanded £1m'
Beckham’s spokesperson said that the emails had been hacked and doctored.
# don't
Princess Beatrice apparently cut Ed Sheeran's face with a sword when 'knighting' James Blunt
Let’s file this under ‘bizarre story of the day’.
# van the sir
Van Morrison just became Sir Van Morrison
The 70-year-old Belfast native was honoured with a knighthood today at Buckingham Palace.
# the wrong guy
ITV apologises for showing Ainsley Harriott in a report about Lenny Henry
The mix-up occurred during a package about Henry being knighted.
# Days Like This
Sir Van the Man: The Queen has knighted Irish music legend Van Morrison
He called it a “huge honour.”
# Disgraced
The Queen has taken Rolf Harris's honours away
Honours awarded to him in Australia were removed last month.
# knighthood
Irishwoman awarded honorary OBE in recognition of science research
Andrea Nolan is currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.
# arise sir wiggo
Bradley Wiggins' knighthood 'can't compare' to Weller honour
The Tour de France champion will soon become ‘Sir Brad’ after an epic year.
# archive
National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration
Materials include portraits, documents relating to the degradation of his knighthood and touching letters to his family in the final days before his execution.
# fred the shred
British banker has his knighthood cancelled
Knighthoods are rarely revoked but the British government said that Fred Goodwin “had brought the honours system into disrepute”.