Sir David Attenborough given second knighthood

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8 Jun 2022, 15:22

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The legendary Sir David Attenborough has been knighted for a second time.

Sir David received his first knighthood from the Queen in 1985.

He has now been knighted once more at an investiture ceremony.

Sir Attenborough's second knighthood is for services to television broadcasting and conservation.

He is now a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael And St George.

The new title is a higher accolade than before.

It is seen as recognition for his documentaries about the natural world.

The Prince of Wales bestowed the honour at Windsor Castle.

Sir David also featured in a segment at the Platinum party at the Palace at the weekend.

A clip of Sir David was projected onto Buckingham Palace.

He has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Also nominated is Pope Francis and the World Health Organisation.

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody also collected his OBE for services to music and to charity in Northern Ireland.

Actor Toby Jones also received an OBE for services to drama.

A new series was recently announced from Sir David, all about dinosaurs.