Sajid Javid was among those to be knighted by Prince William at Windsor Castle today. 

The former chancellor’s proud family watched on as he was awarded the prestigious honour for his political and public services.

Wetherspoons boss Sir Tim Martin and Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke and her mother are also among those who are collecting honours at the investiture ceremony today.

Prince William, who is stepping up in his father King Charles’ absence from royal duties amid his cancer battle, chatted warmly with attendees. It comes less than 24 hours after he released a public statement calling for the fighting in Gaza to end.

Among the first to be knighted was Sir Sajid, who served as chancellor under Boris Johnson. He entered the Commons as the MP for Bromsgrove in May 2010 with a majority of more than 11,000 and has increased his share of the vote in every election since.

Taking on the roles of home secretary, chancellor and health secretary during his career, he also put himself forward for the Tory leadership twice.

Sajid Javid was among those to be knighted by Prince William at Windsor Castle today

Sajid Javid was among those to be knighted by Prince William at Windsor Castle today

The former chancellor's proud family watched on as he was awarded the prestigious honour for his political and public services

The former chancellor’s proud family watched on as he was awarded the prestigious honour for his political and public services

Game Of Thrones star Ms Clarke has been made an MBE alongside her mother Jenny as co-founders of SameYou

Game Of Thrones star Ms Clarke has been made an MBE alongside her mother Jenny as co-founders of SameYou

It was his sensational resignation from Boris Johnson’s cabinet, together with Rishi Sunak, that spelled the beginning of the end for the former prime minister’s premiership.

Sir Sajid had previously left his chancellor role abruptly in 2020 after being told he must sack all his advisers if he wished to keep his job.

Elsewhere, Wetherspoons boss Sir Tim, who was a vocal Brexit supporter during the 2016 referendum campaign, has been recognised for his services to hospitality and culture.

Sir Tim built up his pub group after buying his first venue in Muswell Hill, north London, in 1979.

The Norwich-born businessman initially called it Martin’s Free House but changed it to JD Wetherspoon the following year.

The pub chain, known for its low pricing, floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1992 and continued a rapid expansion across the UK.

Game Of Thrones star Ms Clarke has been made an MBE alongside her mother Jenny as co-founders of SameYou, a brain injury recovery charity they established after the actress survived two brain haemorrhages.

Emilia Clarke beams as she shakes hands with the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle today

Emilia Clarke beams as she shakes hands with the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle today

Emilia Clarke beams as she shakes hands with the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle today

Emilia Clarke and her mother Jennifer Clarke pose after being awarded MBEs

Emilia Clarke and her mother Jennifer Clarke pose after being awarded MBEs

Elizabeth Gregory (Betsy Gregory) is made an OBE by the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle for services to dance

Elizabeth Gregory (Betsy Gregory) is made an OBE by the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle for services to dance

Dame Siobhain McDonagh is honoured for her parliamentary and political service

Dame Siobhain McDonagh is honoured for her parliamentary and political service

The first, a bleed on the brain, happened while she was working out in a north London gym in 2011.

She founded the charity after she was shocked to find out how understaffed rehabilitation services were.

Other people who will be recognised at the investiture ceremony include Labour MP Dame Siobhain McDonagh, for political and public service; director Betsy Gregory, for services to dance; and Lydia Otter, for services to people with autism and their families in Oxfordshire.

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