Harry Kane, Gareth Southgate and Geraint Thomas feel honored that they are three of the more than one thousand Britons at Buckingham Palace allowed to be there knighted by queen Elizabeth.
Although captain Kane and coach Southgate last summer, just next to a medal grappling at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, keep both a personal award to the tournament in Russia, where England have the consolation class for the third place lost to Belgium.
“I’m very proud that I as a player more than fifty international matches for England have been able to play, and that I’m the team lead is an absolute privilege,” says Southgate, ‘The Three Lions’ best performance in a final tournament since the world cup of 1990 led.
His captain Kane was with six goals scorer of the world cup, and is also knighted, to the great surprise of the Tottenham Hotspur-striker itself. “Just before the match against Southampton we got a letter at home. My fiance Kate called me directly, which she normally never does.”
“I had a missed call and they sent me a message asking if I will take her back wanted to call, so I thought that there was something wrong. But she was very excited and told me that we a letter from the queen had been given and that I knighted will be. I love my country, am so very proud.”
Knighthood ‘icing on the cake’ for Tour-winner Thomas
Tour winner Thomas may for the second time at Buckingham Palace to report. The 32-year-old Dutch boss is in the limelight after a year in which he Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de France to his name, wrote. “This is the icing on the cake”, yells the Team Sky rider.
“A great honor. I think 2018 will be a memory forever and this makes it all the way off,” said Thomas, who ten years ago already a member of the Order of the British Empire was due to his performance at the 2008 Games in Beijing, and now an officer promoted.
Thomas with the Welsh flag on the Champs-Elysées after his Tour victory. ()