Sir David Attenborough Collects Royal Accolade at Windsor

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Sir David Attenborough has been given a distinguished royal honor from the Prince of Wales for his TV, broadcasting, and conservation services. 

On Wednesday, Prince Charles gave Sir David the accolade at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle. The Queen knighted the 96-year-old in 1985. 

The most recent honor, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, is more prestigious. It was handed to Sir David for his latest documentaries regarding the natural world and his climate change movement. 

In another recognition, the highly-esteemed British broadcaster – whose distinguished documentaries count The Green Planet and A Plastic Ocean – was highlighted in a juncture at the Platinum Jubilee concert organized outside Buckingham Palace last weekend. 

A video of Sir David was shown in the palace. In addition, the Duke of Cambridge stressed the attempts of “visionary environmentalists.” 

Sir David emphasized in April the many ways the world must take measures to preserve nature and the planet, with him being referred to as a Champion of the Earth by the UN’s Environment Programme. 

In Windsor, besides Sir David, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody received his OBE on Wednesday for his contributions to music and charity in Northern Ireland, as well as actor Toby Jones for his contributions to drama. 

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