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Northampton headteacher receives knighthood from the Duke of Cambridge

Sir Michael Griffiths  is made a Knight Batchelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace

Sir Michael Griffiths is made a Knight Batchelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace

The outgoing headteacher of Northampton School for Boys has said he was humbled at after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge.

Sir Michael Griffiths took part in the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace following the announcement of his knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

He said: “It was delightful. William was very charming and very relaxed, you can tell he is learning all the time.

“I think the whole thing was very humbling, particularly given that there was a soldier receiving his medal for gallantry who was recognised for disarming bombs in Afghanistan.

“It does put my honour into context.”

The other man being knighted on the same day was the Royal gynaecologist.

Sir Michael said: “He said he was the one who delivered Prince George so the day was a different experience for him. He said he already knew William and knew Kate rather better.

“It was a thoroughly interesting day and I was proud to represent the profession and Northampton.”

 

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