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Short-serving Welsh Secretary first man to be knighted by new King Charles

16 Nov 2022 2 minute read
The Right Honourable Sir Robert Buckland, Member of Parliament for South Swindon, lately Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, from Swindon, is made a Knight Commander of the British Empire by King Charles III at Windsor Castle. Picture by Jonathan Brady / PA Wire

Short-serving Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland has become the first man to be knighted by the new King Charles III.

Sir Robert Buckland, who was Welsh Secretary for three months and 18 days under Boris Johnson and Liz Truss as the latter was elected by members and then removed, received the honour of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) today.

He was given the title of Sir at the start of the year, but the ceremony had been delayed because of the Queen’s health problems and later death.

The Swindon South MP, who also in the past served as Justice Secretary, said: “I’m deeply honoured to have received my knighthood from his Majesty the King.

“I feel that receiving this award is, I hope, a reflection of the hard work I have put in and continue to put in for my constituents in South Swindon, as a cabinet member and Lord Chancellor most notably, and as continuing service as a member of Parliament.

“It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way and I feel very proud.”

Robert Buckland was replaced as Welsh Secretary by Monmouth MP David TC Davies after Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister last month.

Wirral West MP David Hunt served as acting Welsh Secretary for nine days 1995, but only temporarily stepped into the post in an interim capacity after the incumbent, John Redwood stood down in order to be a candidate in that year’s Conservative leadership election.


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AndyR
AndyR
20 days ago

David Hunt might have served just nine days as Welsh Secretary in 1995, but you do realise he’d already done the job for three years between 1990 and 1993 before he was promoted to Employment Secretary and replaced by John Redwood?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
20 days ago

Falling upwards…

Riki
Riki
20 days ago

There you go! It’s Truly pathetic when you see a Welshman accept such a thing. That institution was responsible for the decimation of Britains rightful rulers (Whom were all from Wales). Guess it helps when you have a few generations not educated in their nations history.

JAD
JAD
19 days ago
Reply to  Riki

Unfortunately even those fully aware of their nations history have gladly accepted these pompous royal titles. Bryn Terfel being one example, and Efa Gruffydd Jones the new Welsh Language Commissioner, being another!

Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
15 days ago
Reply to  JAD

And please don’t forget Elin Jones P C (that’s Privy Councillor not Plaid Cymru), one of the highest, indeed if not the highest royal award.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
20 days ago

Bucky Swindon gets a badge and a cushion to kneel on as Old Carlo in the sparkly hat dressed as a toy soldier wafts a big butter knife around him.
How absurd!

Frank
Frank
20 days ago

Yes your majesty, no your majesty, three bags full your majesty, thank you your majesty, wipe your a*** for you your majesty?

Llefain
Llefain
19 days ago

Ridiculous little cushion thingy.
If you’re on your knees before this fool, then GET ON YOUR DAMN KNEES MAN!

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