There is also a happy new coming for the Royals. Prince William is now accepting the first dates of the young year. And it starts sportily: The 36-year-old pays tribute to various sporting greats.
At some point every vacation is over. So also with the royals. For Prince William, “everyday working life” has started again. As the first official commitment after the Christmas break, the royal immediately threw himself into parade uniform and received several prominent people at Windsor Castle to award them an order of knighthood. William and his team shared photos of the appointment on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official Instagram account.
Former West Indies cricket team player and coach Clive Lloyd has earned the title of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services. Cricket star Eoin Morgan also received this honor. Ex-rugby player Kevin Sinfield can now call himself Officer of the British Empire (OBE). Snooker player Reanne Evans and fitness guru Derrick “Mr. Motivator” Evans have been named Members of the British Empire (MBE).
Although the awards are high honors, they do not qualify for wearing the title Sir or Lady. This is withheld from the two highest knightly orders, Knight / Dame Grand Cross and Knight / Dame Commander. Only Clive Lloyd is allowed to call himself Sir because he was beaten Knight Bachelor in 2020.
The fact that Prince William was given this task can be understood as further evidence that he is preparing for his future role as king. Last year, Prince Charles had awarded the medals.