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Queen Elizabeth sanctions knighthood for Governor General

26/01/2015 08:18:00

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Governor General Sir Rodney Williams

Antigua, CMC – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has sanctioned the appointment of Governor General Sir Rodney Williams as a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

“It is notified for general information that the Queen has been graciously pleased to sanction the appointment of Sir Rodney Errey Lawrence Williams GCMG to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem,” according to an official statement issued here.

The statement quoted a notice in the London Gazette that said “consequently, His Excellency is now a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem KStJ.

“The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, also referred to as the Order of Saint John, is a royal order of chivalry established in the United Kingdom in 1831.

The worldwide mission of the Order is to “prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world,” the statement added.

Sir Rodney replaced Dame Louise Lake-Tack as Governor General last year.

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Governor General Sir Rodney Williams

Antigua, CMC – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has sanctioned the appointment of Governor General Sir Rodney Williams as a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

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“It is notified for general information that the Queen has been graciously pleased to sanction the appointment of Sir Rodney Errey Lawrence Williams GCMG to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem,” according to an official statement issued here.

The statement quoted a notice in the London Gazette that said “consequently, His Excellency is now a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem KStJ.

“The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, also referred to as the Order of Saint John, is a royal order of chivalry established in the United Kingdom in 1831.

The worldwide mission of the Order is to “prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world,” the statement added.

Sir Rodney replaced Dame Louise Lake-Tack as Governor General last year.

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