The crowd was silent, waiting, expectant
as he knelt, bowing his head.
He hadn't believed it when he was told this would happen, it was a shock.
As the sword came down he shuddered involuntarily, praying he wouldn't disgrace himself.
"Rise, Sir John" said the Queen, as she lightly touched his shoulders with the sword.
June 11th 2011 was the day that various people were knighted and received other honours such as OBEs, MBEs etc, at Buckingham Palace, from the Queen for her birthday honours list.
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