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Highest honour for Sir John

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major will today take his place alongside Royalty as a Knight of the Garter.
The Queen has also appointed wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames, 82, as a Lady of the Garter, the first non-royal father-and-daughter appointments in the Garter's 650-year history.

Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Bingham of Cornhill, 71, is the third of this year's appointments which were announced on April 23, St George's Day.

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