Published 23 April 2006

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KCVO, to be a Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

The Queen has also been graciously pleased to appoint His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, KCVO, to be a Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.