JK Rowling made a Companion of Honour

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been made a Companion of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

At 52 years of age, said he felt “deeply honoured and proud” to get the prize.

“To be included in the distinguished and diverse talent of the company of the other Companions of Honor, especially as a woman writer, it is a particular privilege,” he said in a statement.

The membership of the Order of the Companions of Honour is a special award that is held by only 65 people at any time.

Created in 1917 by George V, it is recognized that the services of national importance.


Rowling, whose first name is Joanne, was awarded the order of the british empire in the year 2001.

The best-seller of the writer was accompanied by her doctor husband Neil Murray at the Palace on Tuesday.

Rowling was made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honors along with the cooking expert Delia Smith, who received her award at a ceremony held last month.

The ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and designer Sir Terence Conran were also announced to join Rowling and Smith, in the Order, but still formally receive their honors.

The Tuesday of the inauguration ceremony also saw composer and conductor Sir George Benjamin to receive his knighthood for his services to music.

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