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« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2017, 03:49:39 pm »

This bit was odd too

Her Majesty The Queen approved the Duchess of Cambridge membership to the Tuvalu Order of Merit
Source: Royal.uk Charities and Patronages


Note it does not say the Queen has awarded this membership to council cath, but only approved it. Could hardly so no could she.

Seems they are not looking for a royal to award it either.  And strange no councils cath or caro going bananas and leaking it out to all and sundry media departments.  Hardly worth bothering about, and means zilc, and it was 5 years since they visited that tiny little inconsequential piece of land in the middle of a vast ocean.  Most of us had never heard of it. What a hoot.
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« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2017, 01:48:54 pm »

Found this on a blog, so council cath not the only one getting this award

The cambridges are now both getting the award and will receive highest Tuvalu award... for just VISITING the nation

http://www.express.co.uk/...dleton-tuvalu-award-visit

Discussions are under way for William and Kate to be invited to an investiture in London to each receive the Tuvalu Order of Merit in recognition of their 2012 visit to the Polynesian nation of nine tiny islands with a combined population of 11,200 spread over 10 square miles.

Their visit there as part of a tour of Asia and the Pacific marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 produced iconic images of the royal couple.

Tuvalu's honorary consul in London, Dr Iftikhar Ayaz, confirmed that the couple have now been honoured almost five years later to recognise the joy that their visit brought to Tuvalu.

"Whenever they have been reminded about it, they have expressed great affection and love for the country," he said.

Dr Ayaz, who runs the tiny nation's consulate in Britain from a semi-detached house in Wimbledon, hopes the investiture ceremony will be held soon in a London hotel, or the Commonwealth Secretariat offices in the capital if the Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland gives permission.

"I have written to the Queen's private secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt, asking if he will present the Duke and Duchess with the medals," he said.

The Queen approved the honour on the advice of her government ministers in Tuvalu, who made the awards on the national day, October 1, last year. But  it seems nobody outside of the Royal Household noticed until this week.

So basically, a tin pot award from 5 years ago, and nothing actually to do with HM awarding it as such.  Did laugh at this Whenever they have b een reminded about it, they have expressed great affection and love for the country
So memorable they only think about it when reminded about it,

What a non event, sorry Tuvalu, hardly registers on any scale, and most certainly not on HM´s.  laugh
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