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Sir Ian Wood receives Scotland's highest honour from The Queen
Scottish businessman and philanthropist Sir Ian Wood KT GBE was formally installed today (Friday 6 July 2018) as a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle by Her Majesty The Queen, at a ceremony in Edinburgh.
The Queen is the Sovereign of the Order of the Thistle and appointments made to the Order are entirely in her personal gift. The Order has a maximum complement of 16 Knights (KT) plus Royal Knights, who are currently Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince William.
The Order of the Thistle is Scotlands great order of chivalry, and membership is considered one of the countrys highest honours. The Order is traditionally given to Scots or people of Scots ancestry, who have given distinguished service.
The installation ceremony took place at St Giles Cathedral this morning with the official blessing in the Thistle Chapel.  Sir Ian had, earlier in the week, a private audience
Sir Ian Wood receives Scotland's highest honour from The Queen Scottish businessman and philanthropist Sir Ian Wood KT GBE was formally installed today (Friday 6 July 2018) as a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle by Her Majesty The Queen, at a ceremony in Edinburgh. The Queen is the Sovereign of the Order of the Thistle and appointments made to the Order are entirely in her personal gift. The Order has a maximum complement of 16 Knights (KT) plus Royal Knights, who are currently Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince William. The Order of the Thistle is Scotlands great order of chivalry, and membership is considered one of the countrys highest honours. The Order is traditionally given to Scots or people of Scots ancestry, who have given distinguished service. The installation ceremony took place at St Giles Cathedral this morning with the official blessing in the Thistle Chapel. Sir Ian had, earlier in the week, a private audience

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