The Queen of Canadian literature was honoured by.
herself on Oct. 25.
Margaret Atwood was invited to Windsor Castle to receive a.
really unique award from the Queen. The.
author, who just recently won the Booker Reward for the 2nd time, was.
provided an Order of the Buddies of Honour for her amazing accomplishments in.
The 79- year-old is simply the third Canadian to get the.
award, which she accepted personally from the 93- year-old emperor in a ceremony.
at the Queen’s Windsor home. The last Canadian to be named to the very exclusive group was historian.
Margaret MacMillan in2018 Former chief of the Canadian Defence Personnel John de Chastelain, who also assisted mediate peace in Northern Ireland, was the very first to get it in1999 Only 65 people are buddies at any one time, according to CBC News
Margaret informed UK media she was “a bit emotional” when fulfilling the Queen, Canada’s national public broadcaster reported.
” When you see the Queen at her age and her schedule that she.
puts out, it’s a motivation to everybody– you simply keep going,” she said.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 25, 2019
Sweet pictures from the investiture show the king beaming as.
she holds the author’s hand, making it quite clear how much regard the 2.
living legends have for each other. Both have actually done much to advance and assistance.
gender equality and the rights of females and girls throughout their lives, so.
it makes good sense there’s rather an affinity in between them.
Margaret and Bernardine at an event revealing their joint Booker Reward wins previously this month. Image: © David M. Benett/David Benett/Getty Images
Earlier this month, Margaret jointly won the Booker Prize.
The Testaments, her sequel to her.
The Handmaid’s Tale
She shared the prize with British author.
Bernardine Evaristo, who won for Girl,.
That unique follows 12 characters, most of whom are black ladies, as.
they navigate the world. As pointed out, Margaret was granted the reward for the 2nd time, which she formerly won in 2000 for The Blind Assassin
Devoted reader Duchess Camilla has actually presented numerous previous Booker Prize winners with their awards. Photo: © Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images
On Oct. 15, Margaret and Bernardine were invited to Clarence.
House, where they and 2018 Booker Reward winner.
Anna Burns fulfilled with Duchess Camilla in a special tea reception for the Booker Reward Foundation. Margaret.
and Bernardine likewise looked very friendly at the Booker Reward announcement event.
the day in the past, joining arms and smiling supportively at each other as they presented.
in pictures celebrating their wins.
Congrats to them both!
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