Todd knighted by Prince Charles in London

Last updated 17:59 18/05/2013
Mark Todd
PRINCELY HONOUR: Mark Todd after receiving his Knighthood for services to Equestrian Sport from the Prince of Wales following an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Sonny Bill Williams wants to walk the walk before talking the talk with Chauncy Welliver Top track cyclists get chance to shine at national champs in Cambridge Olympic track cyclist Natasha Hansen fired up for Rio 2016 IAAF vice president and London 2012 boss Sebastian Coe heading for Auckland Kiwi sailors leading the way at World Cup regatta in Miami Further honours for rowing legend Sir Don Rowlands on the way Avanti Racing's Joe Cooper claims opening-stage time trial at NZ Cycle Classic World record stunt lands Taupo lad Nitro Circus gig Lance Armstrong made ’a scapegoat’ by USADA, says former UCI boss Pat McQuaid Banned former New Zealand triathlete Kris Gemmell has doping ban reduced to a year

Kiwi equestrian champion Mark Todd has been knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

He received the New Zealand Order of Merit knighthood in the New Year's Honours for his services to equestrian sport.  

But since he lives in the UK, the formal ceremony was conducted at the palace, with Prince Charles tapping his shoulders with a sword.

"I'm proud obviously because it's an award from New Zealand, but I'm thrilled to be able to receive it here at Buckingham Palace," Todd said. 

"The British do this sort of thing incredibly well, it's amazing to be here."

UK media reported Todd and Prince Charles chatted about horses prior to the ceremony.

Todd, 57, won a team bronze at last year's London Olympics, 28 years after his individual gold medals at the 1984 and the 1988 Olympics. He flies home tomorrow to attend the funeral of his father Norm Todd who died last Saturday. Norm Todd, 92, died in Waikato Hospital. 

Todd's mother Lenore, died in September last year following a long illness.

Norm Todd is survived by his three children - Kerryn, Mark and Martyn - and seven grandchildren

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content