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Queen grants new honour to Prince Philip for 70th wedding anniversary


The Queen has appointed the Duke of Edinburgh Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO), honouring him for "services to the sovereign" on their 70th wedding anniversary.

The gesture will be seen as formal recognition of the devotion the Duke has shown through seven decades of marriage, supporting her publicly and privately.

The appointment makes him the first UK citizen awarded four order of chivalry breast stars since Lord Mountbatten of Burma, the Duke's uncle and mentor who was instrumental in the enabling the early courtship of the young Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Full Story

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