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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton to receive knighthood on Wednesday

Lewis Hamilton is to receive his knighthood at Windsor Castle this Wednesday, three days after his title defeat to Max Verstappen.

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Lewis Hamilton will formally receive his knighthood this week, almost a year on from being named on the Queen's New Year's Honours list for 2021.

Able to use the title Sir Lewis Hamilton, he will attend an investiture at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, 15 December to receive the honour for services to motorsports, and adds to his MBE award that he picked up in 2008.

A short statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed the appointment, where Hamilton will receive his knighthood alongside fellow honourees Sir Donald Runnicles, the General Music Director of Deutsche Oper Berlin, for services to music, and Sir David Suchet, an actor, for services to drama and charity.

The ceremony takes place just three days after Hamilton missed out on an eighth World Championship title to Red Bull's Max Verstappen, and some 24 hours before Hamilton is due to attend the FIA's prize-giving ceremony in Paris.

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