Prince Harry is knighted by the Queen

The royal has received a special honour from his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Harry and the Queen

Prince Harry has received a major honour from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth!

The 30-year-old royal was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) by the Queen, in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier today.

According to the official statement from Buckingham Palace, awards under the Royal Victorian Order are given personally by the Queen to reward an individual for their service to the monarch.

The Order was founded by Queen Victoria in April 1896 and has previously been given to members of the Royal Family, and officials of the Royal Household.

“The Queen has been pleased to make the following appointment to the Royal Victorian Order: To be a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), HRH Prince Henry of Wales,” the palace said in a statement.

Here’s a photo of the #KCVO Insignia that The Queen presented to Prince Harry privately at #BuckinghamPalace today

It’s been a busy year for Prince Harry, who recently announced he was leaving the Army after 10 years of service for a new role assisting injured servicemen and women.

Last month, Prince Harry made his first royal visit to New Zealand with a week-long tour around Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill, Stewart Island, Whanganui and Auckland.

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