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Old 02-18-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #7
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:57 AM   #8
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:15 AM   #9
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How often do they knight people nowadays?
Facetious answer: as often as the ruling political party wants party funds.

Not sure the real answer, but I think lists are announced twice a year (New Year's Honours and Birthday Honours (the monarch's birthday)). I think they are conferred (i.e. an 80+ year old woman of German extraction waves a sword around your head) in small batches throughout the year (perhaps every month?).

Have a look at www.honours.co.uk if you are interested...
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 AM   #10
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:46 PM   #11
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Not sure the real answer, but I think lists are announced twice a year (New Year's Honours and Birthday Honours (the monarch's birthday)). I think they are conferred (i.e. an 80+ year old woman of German extraction waves a sword around your head) in small batches throughout the year (perhaps every month?).
That's right, but that's just the "ceremonial bit" - you become a knight (or whatever the award is) as soon as it's actually announced.
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