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UK News Sir Geoffrey Boycott to be knighted at Buckingham Palace

06:00  14 february  2020
06:00  14 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Sir Geoffrey Boycott , OBE (born 21 October 1940), is a retired Test cricketer, who played cricket for Yorkshire and England. In a prolific and sometimes controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986, Boycott established himself as one of England's most successful opening batsmen.

Sir Geoffrey Boycott 's wife has called on domestic violence charities to stop 'crucifying' her husband over his conviction for assaulting his former She says her husband fully deserves his knighthood, which he is due to receive at Buckingham Palace today, and brands Ms Moore a 'bunny boiler'.

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Former England and Yorkshire cricket captain Sir Geoffrey Boycott is due to receive his knighthood despite criticism of the decision to bestow an honour on someone with a domestic abuse conviction.

The 79-year-old has been recognised for services to sport and will be honoured at Buckingham Palace on Friday alongside others including singer Elvis Costello and Jack Reacher author Lee Child.

News of Sir Geoffrey’s knighthood was met with both congratulations and condemnation when Theresa May’s resignation honours list was revealed last year.

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Buckingham Palace (UK: /ˈbʌkɪŋəm/) is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster

1. Wide of entrance to Buckingham Palace 2. Zooms in to show car arriving and pulling up, rock star Mick Jagger steps out and enters palace , followed by daughters and then his 92-year-old father Sir Mick, 60, knelt before the Prince of Wales to be dubbed a Knight Bachelor for services to pop music.

Geoffrey Boycott wearing a suit and hat: Geoffrey Boycott is set to be knighted at Buckingham Palace (Mike Egerton/PA) © Mike Egerton Geoffrey Boycott is set to be knighted at Buckingham Palace (Mike Egerton/PA) The former Test opener was convicted in France in 1998 of beating his then girlfriend Margaret Moore in a French Riviera hotel, and domestic abuse charities expressed their disapproval of the honour.

But Sir Geoffrey, who has always denied the assault despite the conviction, batted away the criticism, saying when challenged about it last year that he “couldn’t give a toss”.

a man holding a guitar: Elvis Costello is to be honoured for services to music (Ian West/PA) © Provided by PA Media Elvis Costello is to be honoured for services to music (Ian West/PA)

Crime writer Child, whose real name is James “Jim” Grant and who had his literary action hero brought to life on the big screen by Tom Cruise, will be made a CBE for services to literature.

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Costello, who was born Declan MacManus, will be made an OBE for services to music.

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He is being honoured after a five decades-long career which has seen him inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and ranked by Rolling Stone as being among the 100 greatest artists of all time.

Also set to be recognised is a climber who died shielding his wife from falling rocks.

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a person sitting on a rug in front of a crowd: Jack Reacher author Lee Child is among those being honoured at Buckingham Palace (Ian West/PA) © Provided by PA Media Jack Reacher author Lee Child is among those being honoured at Buckingham Palace (Ian West/PA) The couple had been walking in Yosemite National Park, California, in 2017 when they were caught in a 1,000 tonne rockfall.

As boulders reportedly the size of cars fell, Mrs Foster lost her footing and her husband lay on top of her to protect her.

Mr Foster’s injuries proved fatal but his wife was rescued from the mountainside and made a full recovery.

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