Wogan knighted at Buckingham Palace

Tuesday 06 December 2005 20.43
Terry Wogan - Knighted at Buckingham Palace
Terry Wogan - Knighted at Buckingham Palace

Terry Wogan has received a knighthood from the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth.

The Limerick-born broadcaster has dual Irish and British citizenship which allows him to have a regular knighthood and to use the title sir.

Mr Wogan, 67, started his broadcasting career at RTÉ but has been one of Britain's most popular radio and TV presenters for four decades.

He went to Buckingham Palace to collect his knighthood this morning accompanied by his wife, Helen, and his sons, Alan and Mark.

As an Irish citizen, Terry was first awarded an honorary knighthood in June last year.

However, since then he has acquired dual Irish and British citizenship which now allows him to receive a regular knighthood from the British sovereign.

He said he was surprised and delighted to receive the honour.