Guyanese born Valarie Amos has been appointed the Order of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II

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Guyanese born Valarie Amos was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as the first black person to the Order of the Garter. The ceremonial Order, founded in 1348, recognises significant public service and made without Prime Ministerial advice. The Right honourable Baroness Amos, also a life peer, becomes the first black person appointed Lady Companion of the Order. The appointment was the personal choice of the Queen, who has up to 24 ”knight and lady companions”.

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