Prince William is knighted in Scotland
LONDON, England (WHDH) -- Prince William has a new title. The royal family was on hand Thursday in Scotland to watch him be knighted.
You can always tell the importance of an occasion in London, or Scotland, by how fancy the hats, and ceremonial robes. With one glance at the royal family, you’d know, this was a big one.
Set to drums and Scottish mist, the queen and dignitaries reverent, Prince William was made a knight in the most ancient and noble Order of the Thistle. Not bad for a man just days out of his twenties.
Kate carried a tartan scarf, her hair twisted and curled to match her hat.
Robert Jobson, a royal watcher said the ceremony is, “more significant because at thirty, it seems he is stepping up his royal duties. I think that shows the way for the future.”
Scotland, despite a movement lately to try to leave the United Kingdom, has always meant much to the queen and family.
Prince William is also in the most exalted order of knights, the Order of the Garter, founded in 1348. He is also in a modern day order called the Air Force.
He wants to stay in for as long as possible. However, royal watchers said he may need to scale back sometime soon to focus more on his royal duties.