Princess Anne just honored two special individuals during an event at Windsor Castle.
On Wednesday, the Princess Royal held an Investiture ceremony at the royal estate. According to the family’s official website, an Investiture is when someone who has been awarded an honor receives their award in person from the queen or another senior member of the royal family. The honoree (commonly known as the investee) accepts an invitation to a royal residence, usually Buckingham Palace, to receive their insignia. (While Her Majesty usually hands out the award, she’s currently taking some much-needed rest as recommended by her doctors.)
At today’s event, the 71-year-old presented singer Joan Armatrading with a CBE for services to music, charity and equal rights. She also awarded an MBE to Polly Brookes, who started Dan’s Fund For Burns in 2003 following the loss of her husband, Dan, in the Bali bombings.
The royal family shared photos of the event in a post on its official Instagram account. The first pic features the princess presenting the honor to Armatrading inside the castle, while the second image shows Brookes smiling and posing with her lapel pin.
These two women join the ranks of countless other honorees including celebs like JK Rowling, David and Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba, Eddie Redmayne, Kiera Knightley, Judi Dench, Twiggy and Liam Neeson.
Keep up the good work, Anne.
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