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Charles to appoint Sir David Attenborough as Knight Grand Cross

Sir David Attenborough will officially be made Knight Grand Cross days after featuring in the Platinum Jubilee concert.

Sir David Attenborough is to officially be appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael And St George for services to television broadcasting and to conservation on Wednesday.The Prince of Wales himself a committed environmentalist is expected to bestow the honour on national treasure Sir David 96 the same age as the Queen at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.Leicesters Sir David Attenborough has been given a new honour for his work in television and conservation today. The 96 year old naturalist received a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael And St George for services to television broadcasting from Prince Charles.

The Prince of Wales who is also a committed environmentalist presented Sir David with the honour at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle this morning. Sir David who grew up in Leicester was knighted by the Queen in 1985 but has now been awarded the even higher accolade in a nod to his documentaries about the natural world and his campaigning to save it.It comes after the beloved broadcaster featured in a segment of the Platinum Party at the Palace the Platinum Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace in London on June 4. The Duke of Cambridge highlighted the efforts of visionary environmentalists” during this section of the show which saw a clip of Sir David projected on to Buckingham Palace.

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