The Prince of Wales awarded the 96 year old naturalist with the prestigious Knight Grand Cross at Windsor Castle today. Attenborough received his first knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1985.
Sir David Attenborough was knighted again today. In 1985 Queen Elizabeth awarded Attenborough with the Knights Bachelor honor. Now 37 years later her son Prince Charles awarded him the prestigious Knight Grand Cross.This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format or you may be able to find more information at their web site.
At Windsor Castle Sir David Attenborough is invested by The Prince of Wales as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George.For those unfamiliar the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George recognises service in a foreign country or in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs according to the royal familys website. The knighthood was awarded to Attenborough for his services to television broadcasting and conservation including his recent documentaries about the natural world like Life in Color on Netflix.In 2005 the Queen also gave Attenborough an Order of Merit another prestigious award from the royal family.Its clear the British royal family has deep affection for the famed environmentalist and television broadcaster and Attenborough specifically has a long-held friendship with Queen Elizabeth in fact the two were born just weeks apart in 1926.