Sir David Attenborough Honored with a More Prestigious Award for Work on Television and Conservation

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The Prince of Wales has awarded Sir David Attenborough a royalty honor for his work in television, broadcasting and conservation.

The Queen knighted the 96-year-old Sir David in 1985 and more recently received the accolade at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle from Prince Charles on Wednesday. 

The prestigious Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and George was handed to Sir David for his documentaries about the natural world, which have helped raise climate change awareness.

On the other hand, the British broadcaster, whose documentaries include The Green Planet and A Plastic Ocean, was also honored at the Platinum Jubilee concert organized outside Buckingham Palace last weekend.

A video of Sir David was shown in the palace. In addition, the Duke of Cambridge stressed the attempts of “visionary environmentalists.” 

In April, Sir David emphasized how we must take measures to preserve nature and our planet. As a result, he was referred to by the UN’s Environment Programme as a Champion Of The Earth.

In Windsor, besides Sir David, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody received his OBE on Wednesday for his contributions to music and charity in Northern Ireland, as well as actor Toby Jones for his contributions to drama.