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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 - 12:31
Queen makes Camilla Dame Grand Cross
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Queen Elizabeth II has appointed the Duchess of Cornwall to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace said yesterday.

The announcement that Camilla has been made a Dame Grand Cross comes on the day of her seventh wedding anniversary with Prince Charles, the queen's son.

Awards under the Royal Victorian Order, which was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria, are given by the queen to people who have served her or the monarchy in a personal way.

Buckingham Palace said Camilla will be invested with the crest of her rank at a later date.

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