JK Rowling receives highest French civilian honour

Posted on:17 May 2016 18:01:37
JK Rowling receives highest French civilian honour
17 May 2016 Current Affairs: Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been made a honorary Knight in the French Legion Of Honour, France's highest civilian award. 

The 50-year-old best selling writer, whose great- grandfather was French, was given the honorary title by President Nicolas Sarkozy at a ceremony in Paris, reported Digital Spy. 

The title was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century and constitutes the country's elite national merit society. 

Foreigners cannot be officially inducted, but are routinely made honorary recipients. Other foreign celebrity knights include Jerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg and Barbara Streisand.

Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs October 2017

18 OCTOBER
NEWS
17 OCTOBER
NEWS
16 OCTOBER
NEWS
15 OCTOBER
NEWS

Current Affairs September 2017

30 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
28 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
27 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
26 SEPTEMBER
NEWS

Current Affairs August 2017

31 AUGUST
NEWS
30 AUGUST
NEWS
29 AUGUST
NEWS
28 AUGUST
NEWS