So Charlie Grosvenor picks up another gong.
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor The Duke of Westminster, KG, CB, OBE, TD, CD, DL, Formerly Member of the Council, Duchy of Cornwall.
A CVO this time.
So, he\’s the Duke of Westminster, obviously. Knight of the Garter, Commander of the Bath, Officer of British Empire, Territorial Decoration, Canadian Decoration (for 12 years meritorious service in Armed Forces, and given to those with honorary ranks/appointments. I have a feeling that he\’s Colonel or something of one of the BC or Vancouver regiments? Not all that odd, given the land holdings over there.) But what is DL?
It\’s a slightly strange group to have really. You lot know more about such things than I do but the Duke, the CVO, CB, KG, CD all rather come from who he is. The OBE and TD come from what he has done (ie, lots and lots of Territorial Army).
I think it\’s rather admirable that even though near gifted a basket full of baubles he\’s plugged away at something, anything in fact, and achieved much lower gongs entirely through his own efforts.
There\’s a rumour out there that it\’s the TD which he is most proud of……