Sir Lewis Hamilton Knighted By Prince Charles

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British Mercedes Formula One (F1) driver, Lewis Hamilton, was knighted on Wednesday in a ceremony presided over by Prince Charles.

The seven-times 36-year-old F1 world champion was accompanied by his mom, Carmen Lockhart.

Mom and son were seen taking pictures at Windsor Castle.

Sir Lewis Hamilton was knighted in recognition of a glittering career in F1 like British greats before him, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart.

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state or representative for service to the monarch. A knight is allowed to wear the insignia of his respective order and grade.

There are not really any perks as such these days apart from having respect and honour which may ensure your legacy.

Perhaps unwilling to answer any questions about the weekend’s controversial loss of the world championship to Max Verstappen, Sir Hamilton left without speaking to reporters.

Considering that many F1 fans feel that Hamilton was cheated out of the eighth world championship title it is ironic that one of the oaths of allegiance for knighthood is said to be “never traffic with traitors”.