Prince Harry Knighted by the Queen!

by Antoinette Bueno 9:41 AM PDT, June 05, 2015
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Well this is certainly a welcome surprise for Prince Harry!

The 30-year-old royal was knighted by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, on Thursday, a gift recognizing his service to the royal family. He was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private ceremony in Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace announced.

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Prince Harry has been busy lately on behalf of Her Majesty, recently completing successful tours in New Zealand, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Not surprisingly, according to the Telegraph, a royal source said Prince Harry was  "proud and pleased" to receive the big honor. "It is very significant for him personally," the source added.

Knighthood comes at a big turning point in Harry's life, as he's set to leave the military later this month after 10 years of service.

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Check out Harry having a Cinderella moment with a little girl from New Zealand last month, when he adorably stopped to help put on her shoe!