Hamilton brings stepmother Carmen to Windsor Castle as special guest on day of knighthood

Sir Lewis Hamilton was knighted at Windsor Castle by the Prince of Wales, as reported by the London Economic.

Hamilton has been an English sporting icon. The greatest racing driver of his generation and possibly the greatest of all time, he has contributed a lot to motorsport and to sports in general.

The seven-time world champion is still at the top of his game, and has been an icon in racing and beyond. His ventures in fashion, charity and philanthropy have made him a global figure and someone worthy of the highest honours.

Hamilton was conferred upon a knighthood in the New Year Honours list in 2020. It came on the heels of Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing massive pressure to grant him one, something he duly obliged to.

Hamilton was be knighted at Windsor Castle by Prince Williams and joined Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, and Sir Jack Brabham as the fourth F1 driver to be bestowed with this honour. He attended an exclusive investiture ceremony and was honoured for his outstanding contributions and services to motorsports.

Hamilton (pictured) will be knighted. Source: thelondoneconomic.com

Can’t make the Knight

Hamilton’s knighthood comes in good company, with some other people also set to be honoured. One of them is Sir David Suchet, the legendary actor who is a well-known drama artist and philanthropist.

Unfortunately, Suchet will not be able to join Hamilton and the rest because of testing positive for COVID-19.

In a tweet on Tuesday evening, he announced, “I have sad news. I have tested positive for Covid via a lateral flow test this evening. So no investiture for me at Windsor Castle tomorrow. I am getting a PCR test in the morning.”

Hamilton brings his stepmother for the ceremony

The Mercedes driver was not alone in attendance. He brought his stepmother Carmen Larbalestier along for the prestigious occasion. He has spoken in the past about how she has been an instrumental force in his journey as a race driver.

The rest of the family was also undoubtedly following the events on a monumental day for the British racer.

Hamilton was duly congratulated on his achievements by the official handle of F1 on Twitter.

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