J.K. Rowling Named Companion Of Honour In Buckingham Palace Ceremony

J.K. Rowling has received one of Britain’s most rare honours.

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The “Harry Potter” novelist was made a Companion of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace Tuesday.

This is the second royal honour for Rowling, who was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2001.

“I’m deeply honoured and proud to be receiving this honour,” the 52-year-old author said in a statement. “To be included in the distinguished and diversely talented company of the other Companions of Honour, especially as a female writer, is a particular privilege.”

Rowling attended the ceremony with her husband, Neil Murray.

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According to The Daily Mail, the Membership of the Order of the Companions of Honour is an award established by George V in 1917, and is held by only 65 people at any given time, recognizing services of national importance.

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