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First American designer receives honorary knighthood

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Published : Jun 20, 2019, 10:09 am IST
Updated : Jun 20, 2019, 10:09 am IST

Ralph Lauren receives honorary knighthood in London.

Ralph Lauren celebrates 50 years in fashion. (Photo: AP)
 Ralph Lauren celebrates 50 years in fashion. (Photo: AP)

London: Ralph Lauren has collected an accolade from Prince Charles and it’s a doozy: Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Fashion. The designer was presented with the insignia, bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II, in a private ceremony Wednesday at Buckingham Palace.

A company statement says Lauren is the first American designer to be recognised with an honorary knighthood. Ralph Lauren Corp. has donated to a breast cancer research centre in London and plans to financially support a second centre as well.

Lauren said via email he’s always been inspired by the history, traditions and culture of the UK and considers the knighthood a “very special moment” as he celebrates 50 years in fashion.

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