British novelist and scriptwriter J. K. Rowling, who is known for writing the harry potter fantasy series has been conferred with the title of Companion of Honour by the Buckingham Palace.
J. K. Rowling received this exclusive title by the Duke of Cambridge for her charity work and services to literature. The Membership of the Order of the Companions of Honour was established by George V in the year 1917. It is a special award that recognises services of national importance and it is given to only 65 people at any one time.
Upon receiving this title, the author said, “deeply honoured and proud to receive the rare accolade, which is awarded to a limited number of people”. She further added saying, “To be included in the distinguished and diversely talented company of the other Companions of Honour, especially as a female writer, is a particular privilege”.
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