OF course, Kevin Roberts ("Investiture
was a great occasion", letters, August 21), we all like to celebrate and have fun and enjoyment, but to many, it's an excuse for over-indulging (food and drink!) and the true meaning and facts behind it are either lost or the "party poppers" were unaware what it all meant in the first place - Christmas (commencing in September) being a prime example.
"The 1969 investiture
, in particular, exposed painful divisions in Welsh-speaking Wales in a way that 1911 did not," he said.
Governor General Michaelle Jean presided over the investiture
ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 4.
After the investiture
at Buckingham Palace he got into the driving seat of his Mercedes, while a Buckingham Palace police officer joked: 'Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?'
The Scottish investitures
are held in Holyrood's majestic picture gallery.
Polls seem to indicate that most Welsh people are in favour of future investitures
. And why not?
He said past investitures
had been used as political stunts..
should be held, as they are, in prestigious surroundings such as Cardiff Castle.
fell into abeyance and the revival of investing the Prince of Wales in 1911 was largely down to the intervention of David Lloyd George who would become Prime Minister.
A spokeswoman for the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, responsible for organising investitures
, said they were trying to work around the problem and that it would be possible for Mrs James to collect her MBE in the library.
The Queen hosts the large majority of investitures
but shares the role with the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal.