Former Scottish football player and manager, Kenny Dalglish receives his knighthood from the Prince of Wales, Charles at the Buckingham Palace on Friday. He received his knighthood for his service to the City of Liverpool and football.

The 67 year old football legend feels humbled and slightly embarrassed on his knighthood, but admits that he is very proud on receiving the honor for his charity from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

The honor of knighthood to Sir Kenny Dalglish was declared in June and the ceremony was a part of the Queen’s Birthday Honors for his unconditional support to The Marina Dalglidh appeal and the Hillsborough families, apart from his brilliant legacy on the field. He has helped gather over £10 million towards the improvement of Cancer care.

In 1989, after the result of disaster of Hillsborough, Sir Kenny Dalglish became a support system to all of them who lost their beloved in the battle to get justice to the 96. Talking about his humbling experience of being honored with knighthood, Sir Dalglish also expressed his love and paid homage to the families of Hillsborough.

He further added that they stood by everyone all the time and that he only did what he would expect others for somebody. He also said that they helped them during many of unfortunate times, and that when it was their turn they became their support system instantly, without second thoughts for it was the right thing to do and not for any sort of recognition.

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Among those that were knighted were Professor Simon Schama and Author Kazuo Ishiguro, while actress Emma Thompson and Professor Mary Beard were honoured with a Dame Hood. Further, Striker Jermaine Defoe of Bournemouth, Chief Executive Roisin Wood of Kick It Out and child protection director Anne Tiivas received OBEs.

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