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Royal family shares a behind the scenes look at the first Investiture at Buckingham Palace in years

Royal family shares a behind the scenes look at the first Investiture at Buckingham Palace in two years (and it took place in the Throne Room that hasn’t been used since 1904!)

  • Royal family has shared a rare behind the scenes look at Investitures process  
  • Video shared to official Instagram page showed medals – known as insignia – being laid out and yeoman warders walking the grounds of the palace today
  • Recipients, including Mel B,  were also serenaded by a string quartet as they stepped inside the palace 

The royal family has shared a rare behind the scenes look at Investitures process at Buckingham Palace as the ceremony returned to the central London home of the Queen for the first time in two years.

A video shared to Instagram showed medals – known as insignia – being laid out and yeoman warders walking the grounds of the palace.

It also showed glorious chandeliers and decorations of the Throne Room – which hasn’t been used for investitures in more than 100 years.

The clip, shared with the Royal Family’s 10million followers, also showed some of the recipients of investitures, including popstar Mel B, who was given an MBE. 

Recipients were also serenaded by a string quartet as they stepped inside the palace. 

While investitures have taken place since 2020, they have been held elsewhere due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Guests are shown at Buckingham Palace

The royal family has shared a rare behind the scenes look at Investitures process at Buckingham Palace as the ceremony returned to the central London home of the Queen for the first time in two years. 

A video shared to Instagram showed medals - known as insignia - being laid out and yeoman warders walking the grounds of the palace.

Recipients were also serenaded by a string quartet as they stepped inside the palace.

A video shared to Instagram showed medals – known as insignia – being laid out and yeoman warders walking the grounds of the palace.  Recipients were also serenaded by a string quartet as they stepped inside the palace.

‘Come behind the scenes at the first Investiture at Buckingham Palace in over two years,’ the family wrote in an Instagram post.

‘The Duke of Cambridge and The Princess Royal both awarded Honours today, with the ceremony taking place in the Throne Room – where an Investiture last took place in 1904.

‘Congratulations to all of today’s recipients’.

Mel B was among those receiving royal honours on Wednesday in the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic.

Mel B was among those receiving royal honours on Wednesday in the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic.

Mel B was among those receiving royal honours on Wednesday in the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic.

The Spice Girl, 46, who was accompanied by proud mum Andrea, was named in the New Year Honours for services to charitable causes and vulnerable women. She is pictured with Prince William

The Spice Girl, 46, who was accompanied by proud mum Andrea, was named in the New Year Honours for services to charitable causes and vulnerable women. She is pictured with Prince William

The Spice Girl, 46, who was accompanied by proud mum Andrea, was named in the New Year Honours for services to charitable causes and vulnerable women.

On her special day at the Queen’s London residence, where she was appointed an MBE by Prince William, the singer looked stunning in a red dress – designed by fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham – an accompanying headpiece and white heels.

Mel could not keep the smile from her face as proudly as she received the reputable accolade from the Duke Of Cambridge, after presenting him her best curtesy. 

The Woman’s Aid patron dedicated her MBE to other people who suffered in abusive relationships. 

It also showed glorious chandeliers and decorations of the Throne Room - which hasn't been used for investitures in more than 100 years.

It also showed glorious chandeliers and decorations of the Throne Room – which hasn’t been used for investitures in more than 100 years.

 According to the royal family’s website, weeks before an Investiture takes place, all the medals (called ‘insignia’) are collected, counted and thoroughly cleaned.

For some honours, certificates called ‘Warrants of Appointment’ are sent to The Queen for signing.

On the day of the investiture, the insignia are laid out in the ballroom and carefully checked. 

Each recipient is given a special pin to wear, so that their insignia can be easily hooked on to their clothing when the honour is awarded.

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