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    News & Blog 2022


                 1st JANUARY 2022             

                                                                         New Year Honours 2022

Yesterday, the New Year's Honours List 2022 announced James Bond 007 star Daniel Craig has made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by HM The Queen. It is the same honour that the fictional spy himself received, and which author Ian Fleming wrote in the 1957 novel From Russia With Love, was usually given "on retirement from the Secret Service".

The famous actresses Joanna Lumley and Vanessa Redgrave have been made dames in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Vanessa Redgrave has been recognised for services to drama. Joanna Lumley has been honoured for services to drama, entertainment and charity. Dame Joanna has said she is “astonished, thrilled and touched beyond words” at being made a dame in the New Year Honours.

The Queen gives former PM Tony Blair and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall a special honour. Tony Blair will be a Knight and Member of the Order of the Garter. Camilla is to be made a Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. This shows how much the Queen respects her daughter-in-law and paves the way for her to be given the title Queen Consort.

The order of the Garter, the ancient and oldest order of Chivalry dates back 700 years and is one of the highest honours the monarch can bestow. The order today includes the Queen, who is Sovereign of the Garter, several members of the royal family and 24 knights chosen in recognition of their work. Her Majesty personally selects the knights and companions.

  Wishing all our friends and guests a Happy New Year 2022 with every    blessings to you all !

                                      Jörg Hubert & Regina                                                               Lord & Lady North Cadbury