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Hamilton receives knighthood in ceremony at Windsor Castle

Lewis Hamilton is now formally a Sir, after being conferred with the honour at a ceremony in the UK.

Lewis Hamilton has officially received his knighthood from the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, meaning he is now formally Sir Lewis Hamilton. This accolade adds to his previous honour, his MBE, awarded in 2008. The seven-time F1 World Champion was awarded his knighthood and the resulting title in the Queen's 2021 New Year Honours list. Hamilton appeared happy and relaxed as he posed for pictures after the ceremony. He showed none of the stresses of missing out on a record eighth title after defeat to Red Bull's Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi. He brought along his mother, Carmen, for the occasion, as he became the fourth driver in F1 history to be knighted. He follows in the footsteps of Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jack Brabham. Hamilton's next public appearance is scheduled to be at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala, where he will receive the trophy for finishing runner-up in the 2021 championship, while Mercedes will pick up their Constructors' trophy. However, it's not yet clear whether he or Mercedes will be in attendance as Mercedes failed to show for a pre-ceremony photoshoot .

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