The Queen Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

Today The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a lunch for members of the Order of Merit at Windsor Castle.

The Order of Merit is a special honour awarded to individuals of great achievement in the fields of the arts, learning, literature and science. Today’s guests included playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough and the inventor of the internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

The guests included (front row, left to right) Professor Sir Michael Howard, Lord May of Oxford, Professor Sir Roger Penrose, Sir Michael Atiyah, Lord Foster of Thames Bank, Sir Tom Stoppard, Lord Rothschild, Baroness Boothroyd, Sir David Attenborough (back row, left to right), Dr Martin West, the Honourable John Howard, the Right Honourable Jean Chretien, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Lord Eames, Lord Rees of Ludlow, Mr Neil MacGregor, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Magdi Yacoub, and the Lord Fellowes.  O

Source: The British Monarchy

Find out more about the Order of Merit here –

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