The Order of the Companions of Honour is an order of the Commonwealth realms. It was founded in June 1917 by King George V as a reward for outstanding achievements in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, industry, and religion. It is sometimes regarded as the junior order to the Order of Merit.
Photos: Prince Harry meets Desmond Tutu, confers the Queen's 'Companion of Honour' on him - http://www.thelivefeeds.com/photos-prince-harry-meets-desmond-tutu-confers-the-queens-companion-of-honour-on-him/
I have two versions of Anzac Biscuits for the Cuisine Companion and this will be the 3rd version.. The updated recipe is in honour of my Dad. In 2015 after many decades of my Dad being without his medals, and not even thinking he was entitled to any! I wrote away to the UK and found that he wa
A legendary beauty, Elizabeth Woodville was the first child of Sir Richard Woodville (later the first Earl Rivers) and Jaquetta of Luxembourg. She was a maid of honour to Margaret of Anjou. Her first marriage was to Sir John Grey of Groby (died in battle 1461). She secretly married King Edward IV of England in April 1464, and was crowned Queen in May 1465. My 15th great grandmother.
She spends her time on TV hobnobbing with the great and good as the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey. Now in real life, Dame Maggie Smith is to be made a Companion of Honour by the Queen, according to reports last night. The Sun reported the veteran actress, 79, is due to receive the gong in the Queen’s Birthday Honours' List, which is published tomorrow.
The President of Malta conferred the honorary membership of the National Order of Merit in the Grade of Companion of Honour with Collar on the Federal President of the Republic of Austria. The Federal President of the Republic of Austria conferred the award of the Grand Star of Honour in Gold with Sash for services to the Republic of Austria on the President of Malta. http://doi.gov.mt/EN/press_releases/2012/04/Fischer.asp