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Etiquette for receiving a knighthood

Etiquette for receiving a knighthood

David Baguley, director of the Honours Secretariat, shows 2009 honours recipients how to kneel for the sword-tapping ritual that is part of being knighted.

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Mark Prebble, 'State services and the State Services Commission - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33080/etiquette-for-receiving-a-knighthood (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Mark Prebble, published 20 Jun 2012