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Palace recalls faulty batch of knighthoods

'What was one thinking?!'Buckingham Palace has issued an Emergency Recall Notice on dozens of honours – including top-of-the-range knighthoods – over concerns that some were issued in error and may constitute a public health risk.

‘Our first priority is public safety’, said a spokesman. ‘This is purely a precautionary measure, and the vast majority of honours are perfectly harmless. For example, if you received an honour for doing something unglamorous and noble, the risks are infinitesimally small.’

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Posted: Jul 15th, 2014
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New Year’s dishonours list to acknowledge ‘worst and most annoying’ of society

honours available hereAlthough not officially announced until the end of next month, details of this year’s Dishonours List have been leaked and include dozens of newly-minted twats, pricks, sods and tossers – individuals whose contributions to public life have been irritating, infuriating or downright damaging.

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Posted: Nov 23rd, 2010
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Robert Peston to be awarded an ‘R’ in Queen’s Birthday Honours

According to sources in Buckingham palace, the BBC’s Business Editor Robert Peston is to receive an honorary ‘R’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List next month, ‘for services to entertainment’.

The conferring of letters is an ancient Royal favour dating back to the mediaeval times when an extra ‘L’ was awarded to Wales in 1302 …

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Posted: May 8th, 2009
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Break with tradition as Queen publishes New Year ‘Honour Killing’ List

Queen names those who have brought the greatest shame upon her family.

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Posted: Jan 1st, 2009
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