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Queen congratulates Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins


July 24th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Queen has congratulated Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins for being the first Briton to win the cycling race.The Queen said in a statement that, "I ... Read more...

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Why the Queen refused to give Mike Jagger a knighthood?


July 11th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mike Jagger was awarded the knighthood in 2003 by the Prince of Wales, as the Queen refused to honor him.The queen refused to do the honors as ... Read more...

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Russell Brand demands knighthood


June 12th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand says he deserves a knighthood and if he does not get one, his fans will revolt."They can't ignore me for much ... Read more...

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‘X-Factor’ judges take dig at Barlow


June 7th, 2012 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow became the target of digs by US reality show "X-Factor" judges.Barlow is speculated to receive a knighthood soon as he organised Queen Elizabeth ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan in Malaysia to film ‘Don’ sequel


February 14th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is back in Malaysia to shoot a sequel to his blockbuster 'Don' - this time on a larger scale and with ... Read more...

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Honour sought for Malaysian Indian football coach


January 1st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS) Malaysia's national football coach, K. Rajagopal, under whom the country won the AFF Suzuki Cup, should be honoured with Datukship, the traditional knighthood, the Malaysian Indian Congress ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell, David Beckham snubbed for knighthood


December 25th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): The three lions of UK entertainment and sport, Simon Cowell, Bruce Forsyth and David Beckham, have been snubbed for a knighthood - despite huge achievements this year.The ... Read more...

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David Beckham being considered for a knighthood


December 21st, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Beckham has already been given several honors but the one that he is rumored to receive pretty soon, might be the most important one.Reports ... Read more...

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Sir Elton John would choose his Oscar over his knighthood


November 1st, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): Sir Elton John has revealed that if he was ever given a choice between his knighthood and his Academy Award he would rather choose the latter.John, 63, asked ... Read more...

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Elton John would give up knighthood for Oscar


November 1st, 2010 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) British singer Sir Elton John has said he would give up his knighthood for his Academy Award.The performing legend has won many accolades throughout his career, including the ... Read more...

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Ferguson campaigning for ManU legend Giggs’ knighthood


September 25th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he would love to see midfielder Ryan Giggs being made a knight just like himself."There is one accolade which ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to be honoured for Haiti work


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Sean Penn will be honoured for his charity work in earthquake-hit Haiti at this year's Hollywood film festival. The "Milk" star co-founded the J/P Haitian ... Read more...

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Sir Terry Pratchett makes a meteorite sword to match his Knighthood


September 20th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 20 (ANI): English author Sir Terry Pratchett has made his own sword with meteorites to equip himself for his new status after being knighted by the Queen.However, it was not ... Read more...

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Bob Hoskins insists he’d refuse to accept knighthood if it was offered


September 7th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): Veteran actor Bob Hoskins hides his awards in a cupboard - because they mean very little to him.However, the Long Good Friday star has bagged various honours, including ... Read more...

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Bollywood choreographer to start dance school in Malaysia


August 9th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian actress Tabu is among the Bollywood stars who are here to promote choreographer Saroj Khan's dance academy that will open the doors to Malaysian students ... Read more...

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Sean Penn knighted in Haiti


July 15th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 14 (IANS) Hollywood actor Sean Penn has received a knighthood in recognition of his work to boost relief efforts in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Haiti ... Read more...

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Dutch celebrate World Cup team


July 13th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 13 (DPA) Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk and outgoing captain Giovanni von Bronckhorst have been honoured as Knights of the Order of Oranje Nassau at the start of Tuesday's World ... Read more...

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The Queen Honors Catherine Zeta-Jones


June 14th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Catherine Zeta Jones was overwhelmed to receive the CBE from Queen Elizabeth II herself. The Welsh born actress commented that she was extremely ... Read more...

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Patrick Stewart Knighted By Queen Elizabeth


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey London, United Kingdom, June 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Patrick Stewart is going to be known, from now on, as Sir Patrick Stewart.He has been knighted on Wednesday, by Queen Elizabeth, the ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell To Receive Knighthood by Queen


May 18th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Simon Cowell, known as one of the judges from 'American Idol' and 'Britain's Got Talent', as well as for his charity work, will receive a knighthood ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell set to get a knighthood


May 18th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that Simon Cowell is all set to get a knighthood. Former Prime Minister of Britain – Gordon Brown had recommended his name ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell to get Knighthood


May 18th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell will reportedly be honoured with knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth next month. According to sources, former prime minister Gordon Brown had recommended Cowell for ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown’ chances of knighthood ruined?


May 16th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown may miss a chance to earn knighthood after his recent statement following his exit from the top post.The ex-leader said ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson Honored With Knighthood By New Zealand Government


April 29th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Wellington, New Zealand, Apr 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday the New Zealand government honored the Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson by making him the Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson receives knighthood


April 28th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 28 (ANI): Filmmaker Peter Jackson has officially become Sir Peter after being knighted in Wellington.He accepted his knighthood on behalf of "thousands of people".Jackson, along with 13 other New Zealanders ... Read more...

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Sir Patrick Stewart getting used to his knighthood


February 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Star Trek star Patrick Stewart has revealed that he is slowly getting used to the title "Sir" following his knighthood in the New Year's Honours.Stewart, 69, had been ... Read more...

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Sikh kids should be allowed to wear ceremonial daggers in public: Brit Asian judge


February 8th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8(ANI): Britain's first Asian judge Sir Mota Singh QC has said that Sikh schoolchildren should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers at all times in all public places. Singh's ... Read more...

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Cowell could soon be ‘Sir’ Simon


January 31st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Simon Cowell could be soon be knighted because top politicians think he should be rewarded for his "generosity and goodwill".The 50-year-old Cowell has not only produced entertaining ... Read more...

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Star Trek’s Captain Picard knighted


December 31st, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (DPA) Patrick Stewart, the British actor best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation", has received a knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for ... Read more...

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Cricket mogul Stanford to be stripped of knighthood over Ponzi scam


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 3 (ANI): Texan cricket tycoon Allen Stanford who is being investigated by the FBI for running a 7 billion dollar Ponzi scheme, will be stripped of his knighthood in Antigua ... Read more...

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Dracula star Sir Christopher Lee set to be knighted


October 30th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Dracula actor Sir Christopher Lee is all set to receive his knighthood from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.The star is known for his spine-chilling performances ... Read more...

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Punters back Freddie for Knighthood, Ponting for sack


August 25th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25(ANI): Punters have improved England cricketer Andrew Flintoff's odds of getting a knighthood and winning the BBC Sports Personality of the year award following his Ashes heroics.Betting and gambling website ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson wanted knighthood?


July 24th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Late pop legend Michael Jackson was desperate to meet British monarch Queen Elizabeth II because he wanted to be conferred knighthood. The "Thriller" hitmaker often enjoyed trips to ... Read more...

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MJ wanted to be knighted by the Queen


July 24th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's old friend Uri Geller has revealed that the superstar was desperate to meet the Queen to get knighted.Lifting the lid on ... Read more...

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Nick Faldo to be knighted for his contribution to golf


June 13th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): Nick Faldo will add a knighthood to his six major golf championship wins, as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.One of the Britain's most successful golfers, Faldo, ... Read more...

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