Lewis Hamilton’s Childhood Picture With Prince Charles Doing the Rounds After His Knighthood

Published 12/16/2021, 5:14 AM EST
Lewis Hamilton poses for a photo after he was made a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales, during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, December 15, 2021. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS


Lewis Hamilton was knighted at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, meeting Prince Charles. However, this isn’t the first time, the two have met each other.

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Back when Lewis was still in his karting days, he met the prince. Now in 2021, the 7-time world champion is receiving the highest honor an individual can achieve in the country.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is interviewed after finishing first place in qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

Back when Lewis Hamilton first meet Prince Charles

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Many would assume that Hamilton met Prince Charles for the first time at Windsor Castle on Wednesday when he received his knighthood. However, that isn’t the case at all.

The two crossed paths, when Lewis was still making a name for himself in the world of motorsports. He was greeted by the Prince and even had an interaction. In 2021, they have met each other once again, this time Prince Charles was knighting the seven-time world champion; the highest honor in the UK.

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Ecclestone not pleased with Hamilton being knighted

Hamilton was knighted on Wednesday at Windsor Castle for his contributions to the world of motorsports. However, not everyone is pleased with the decision to knight the seven-time world champion, including former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.

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Speaking to German broadcaster n-tv as quoted by GrandPx.news, “Only people who have really done something for the country should be knighted. I don’t think many people who are knighted now really deserve it. They all make a lot of money and donate some to charity but they haven’t done anything specific for the country,” Ecclestone explained.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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