February 10, 2008

Order of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry, or knighthood, originating in medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients in any of the Commonwealth realms; it is the pinnacle of the honours system in the United Kingdom. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions; the order also comprises Supernumerary knights and ladies, (e.g. members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs). Source: Wiki

The Melbourne Age reports that "Former Prime Minister John Howard could be in line to join one of Britain's most prestigious orders. Speculation is mounting that Mr Howard has been personally selected by Queen Elizabeth to receive the Order of the Garter, the most senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry."

"The death last month of New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary has created a vacancy in the Order, sparking speculation Mr Howard could be in line for the honour ... When a knight dies, the items are taken down and the insignia returned to the Queen while the stallplates remain as a memorial."

English subjects can be named Knights of the Garter in exchange for commendable public service, contributions to nationhood, or as recompense for exceptional personal service to the monarch.

John Howard was always a monarchist; I am betting therefore, that the reports will prove true. Congratulations may be in order…

For previous postings referring to John Howard click here, here, here, and here.

Photo credit: AP

I look forward to your comments

21 comments:

Aurora said...

WOW...this is fantastic if it proves to be true. Oh I can't wait to see the Leftists foam at the mouth over this one. I'm thrilled just knowing that the great man knows that he is being considered!

Debbie said...

More good news for Howard and Australia.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Why is it that the good ones are only recognized AFTER they are voted out by an ignorant electorate ?

Tapline said...

Otto, I'm sure this is received as an honor just to be considered, let alone being selected...GB, however is not setting well with me at present. Seems some members of the Royal Family has taken up criticizing the US foreign policy, instead of cleaning their own house of the archbishop and his sharia laws.....stay well.....

radical royalist said...

Although I disagree with many political decisions John Howard took during his premiership I think receiving a knighthood is the best award he could get. He helped to defeat the republican attempt to abolish the Australian Monarchy in 1999 and was always an outspoken supporter of the Constitutional Monarchy in Australia.

American Interests said...

aurora: Great news that I hope comes true. Mr.Howard is most deserving...I am curious to note how much traction this story gets in the wider media today...

debbie: Indeed and history shall be kind to him...

American Interests said...

Lib Lie Conserv truth: Wouldn't be the first time its happened...I wonder how George W. Bush will be viewed in 2010 and beyond? Wrote Don Douglas at American Power, "President Bush is no intellectual lightweight, despite what detractors may believe, Indeed, Bush's agenda of global democracy promotion is well within the established traditions of twentieth-century U.S. foreign policy, from Wilson to Reagan. There's no ignominy in the push to harness U.S. hegemony for the expansion of world freedom."

tap: An honor has already been bestowed through being considered! Please don't start me about the Archbishop and Sharia law - the latter ought be pushed to resign for the remarks.

rad royalist: Welcome to AI. Thank you for drawing our attention to John Howard's "outspoken" support for the Australian Monarchy ...

Elaine said...

Wow what an honor! I hope he receives this.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Nice nice!...I hadnt heard of this at all my friend..ah yes most deserving!

American Interests said...

elaine: Thanks for commenting, it would be a great cap for him ...

angel: It hasn't been widely publicised ...

Karen said...

This is an uplifting post, Otto! More of this kind of good news is sorely needed these days!

MK said...

If nothing else it'll really upset the Howard-haters.

American Interests said...

Karen: Thanx and keep up the great work at the Pondering Penguin...
http://ponderingpenguin.blogspot.com/

mk: Can't wait .. let them stew ...

Donald Douglas said...

Excellent post, Ottavio!

Just the recipe when looking for good news from Down Under.

And hopefully congratulations to John Howard will be forthcoming.

Thanks for visiting my page. Regular posting has resumed and your esteemed comments are invited.

Have a great week!

American Interests said...

Donald Douglas: Welcome back to the fold ... please tell us what Huckabee is trying to achieve...
http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/

umulisa said...

Don't forget, when Truman left the white house he had lower popularity ratings than bush does now, and yet he still managed to end up being regarded by historians as one of the greats. please read 'moderate muslims, wherefore art thou?' at the top of www.darrellepp.com

TRUTH-PAIN said...

I've always been quite the "fish out of water" when it comes to British royalty pomp and circumstance. I love it. Most of my friends are completely anti-Britain in a cultural sense. I'm not. I was once a proponent of giving ourselves back to mother Britain,... but then I put the bottle away and sanity returned. Nice post :)

American Interests said...

unulisa: welcome to AI. And so it went with Truman heading to www.darrellepp.com real soon...

TP: Welcome back and hope is all well. Sanity prevailed!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The Moral Values
Abu bin Adam was born in the city of heat and dust (Multan Pakistan) and few yards away from his home there was a cemetery and a heavenly light used to live there whose name was Human Faith. The heavenly light told Abu to look at the tallest tree in the cemetery where the Golden Eagles have risen their chicks, after a few seconds a chick fell from the tree and landed on the ground. The parents of the chick, the two golden eagles came down and tended the chick. The heavenly light attracted Abu to see what the chick will do and how the parents will help him get back to the nest, the chick tried to fly but he couldn’t because he wasn’t old enough to, both parents stayed with the chick to protect him from other predators, everyday the chick tried to fly but couldn’t, after seven days he finally succeeded and flew to the tree and sat on a branch near his nest. It was a surprise for Abu to see that the chick and the parents did not lose heart made many attempts but succeeded in the end. Seeing this, a ray of hope shown on Abu’s face, the heavenly light told Abu that failure is the pillar of success in kids life and said that the Greek king Dionysius’s people were suffering from pain and sicknesses we showed him how to produce wine (Abay-Anhub) from the grapes and give the art and wisdom to keep his people happy and we made Abraham PBUH a good man who is not a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or a Jew who is just a upright man for his family and for moral values. Heavenly light gave Abraham PBUH wisdom and the stone (Asfud) from paradise and moral values for human kind. Time went by quick and Abu happen to be here in United State driving livery when he met a girl who have three children from three different fathers and all fathers are in jail. Abu’s job is to take her to the Methadom clinic everyday and bring her back home, and her youngest four year old child saw Abu as a male role model who is there every day and the child called Abu daddy, Abu looked in the kids eyes and cried and asked God (Rab) what happened to Abrahams PBUH moral values.

Blessing on humanity (Rabi) from Mehdi and Adam the father and the son with Holy Spirit!  

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IN GOD (Rab) WE TRUST WE HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY (Rabi).
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The Rain

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Blessing on humanity (Rabi) from Mehdi and Adam the father and the son with Holy Spirit!  
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IN GOD (Rab) WE TRUST WE HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY (Rabi).
Rabi has many meaning in our language.
1. Rabi is Book of Human Faith.
2. Rabi is brain.
3. Rabi is humanity.
4. Rabi is our tongue.