The Duchess of Cambridge just received a *major* honour from the Queen

The Duchess of Cambridge just received a *major* honour from the Queen

In honour of her wedding anniversary

Text: Maddison Glendinning

Image: Twitter/Kensington Palace

Queen Elizabeth sure knows how to give a good present, as evidenced by her gift to Kate Middleton today...

Yesterday marked eight years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married with the eyes of the world firmly on them. Since then, the pair has welcomed three children, travelled the globe on various official engagements and made huge strides towards those struggling with mental health issues. And to celebrate their wedding anniversary, the Queen gave Kate a pretty excellent gift. 

Overnight, the Queen officially announced that she has appointed Kate as a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO, if you will). The honour is bestowed by the Queen to someone recognised for their "services to the sovereign".

Kate joins a select few members of the royal family to hold the title, including her mother-in-law, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Phillip (the male version is known as the Knight Grand Cross). 

It is the highest rank in the order, meaning there's literally no way anybody could have topped this. Well played, Lizzie. 

Now, see what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gifted Idris Elba for his wedding

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