Terry Pratchett became a knight of the British Empire

titleThe famous British science fiction writer Terry Pratchett was awarded the honorary title of knight of the British Empire, said on Wednesday the AP. With him Royal honours were awarded 965.The knights of the Order of the British Empire also became Scottish cyclist Chris hoy, who became the first 100 years of the British athlete who won three gold medals at one Olympic games. Other athletes who excelled at the Beijing Olympics, has also received orders: cyclist Bradley Wiggins became the commander of the Order (third degree), swimmer Rebecca Adlington officer (fourth degree), and athlete Christina Ohuruogu - member of the Order (fifth grade).The title of commander of the British Empire was also awarded with a rock musician Robert plant from Led Zeppelin. As for other representatives of show business, the title officer of the Order was received by the actor Michael sheen, who played Tony Blair in "the Queen". One of the recipients was also Nigel Lightfoot, the employee of one of divisions of the British system of health, under whose leadership more than 25 places of London was discovered radioactive polonium-210, which in one of the city's cafes was poisoned Alexander Litvinenko.Member of the Order also became a British racing driver "Formula 1-Lewis Hamilton, as well as 14-year-old swimmer Eleanor Simmonds, member of the Paralympic games. Simmonds, said the Agency, became the youngest in the history of the order of the owner of the honorary title.The order of the British Empire is the lowest award in the British system of awards. Despite the fact that he was awarded the Queen, the holders of the title from claims of the government and ordinary citizens of the UK candidates are choosing officials and special committees. Source: Terry Pratchett became a knight of the British Empire.

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