Prince William makes new year return to royal duties with investiture ceremony at Windsor | Royal | News

Prince William, 39, revealed he had his first engagement in 2022 yesterday by holding an investiture ceremony at the Queen’s Berkshire House in Windsor Castle. A post uploaded to William and Kate Middleton’s joint social media account said: “As the Duke leads his first investiture in 2022 today, we spotlight inspiring people who have reached great heights in their fields athletes and bring communities together through sport.

“Congratulations to all!”

The investiture ceremony, which is a long-standing tradition, sees members of the royal family presenting medals to individuals.

The Duke of Cambridge, who donned his military uniform for the ceremony, spent Wednesday presenting medals to renowned sportsmen.

William even knighted former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, 77, and former Irish-born English captain Eoin Morgan, 35, received a CBE.

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Former Leeds Rhinos rugby league star and Leicester Tigers rugby union team defense coach Kevin Sinfield, 41, also received an OBE for his athletic services and charitable fundraising.

He raised nearly £ 5million for motor neuron disease research after Headingley teammate Rob Burrow, 39, was diagnosed with the disease in 2019.

Snooker star Reanne Evans, 36, and Derrick Evans, 69, also received MBEs.

The message from the Duke celebrating the investiture ceremony was warmly received on social media.

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“Hope you have a successful year.”

A Twitter user responded to @RoyalFamily’s post on Kevin Sinfield adding: “A wonderful example of selfless humility.”

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