Queen Elizabeth’s Gift to Kate Middleton on Her Wedding Anniversary is Like No Other
Parents-in-law normally do not usually give out presents to their daughters-in-law or sons-in-law during wedding anniversaries, especially when it’s not a milestone like the eight. But in case they do, expected gifts can range from the most affordable like home decorations and cookware, to the most extravagant like a vacation trip. Queen Elizabeth topped all possible gifts by naming her granddaughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, the highest possible rank of Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
The date she chose for the awarding the prestigious title couldn’t have been more perfect, as it was Kate and William’s eight wedding anniversary. Knights and Dames previously awarded the same title are the queen’s children, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and daughter-in-law Duchess Camilla. Back in 1937, the Queen Mother was named Grand Master of the Order when it was first created. She held on to the title until she passed away in 2002, after which she was replaced by Princess Anne, the queen’s daughter.
On the other hand, other position like the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order was given to Prince Philip, when he and the queen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2017. In 2015, Prince Harry received the position of Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Along with the title, Queen Elizabeth gave the prince a Maltese cross, which he wore around his neck when he recently attended the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, along with Duchess Kate.
Just three weeks ago, Queen Elizabeth and her famous granddaughter-in-law went out for their first-ever joint outing at the King’s College’s Strand Campus. This is the first time Kate joined the queen for a special joint outing since she became part of the royal family after her wedding to Prince William in 2011. The duo had a tour of the high-tech university, then left together in a car, where they were seen sharing a blue blanket that covered their legs.
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