KNIGHTHOOD:Penguin receives Norwegian knighthood (2005)

The Kingdom of Norway does not just toast the Nobel Peace Laureate. It also confers Knighthoods to other strange tuxedo dressed creatures too. ;0)

Nils Olav already has medals for good conduct and long service. He made honorary colonel-in-chief of the elite Norwegian King’s Guard in 2005. And on Friday he was knighted. Not bad for a 3-foot tall penguin.

A resident of Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, the original Nils Olav was made an honorary member of the King’s Guard in 1972 after being picked out as the guard’s mascot by lieutenant Nils Egelien. The guards adopted him because they often toured the zoo during their visits to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an annual military music festival, according to zoo spokeswoman Maxine Finlay

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Ceremony (after Ad)

Queen Elisabeth welcome King Harald of Norway for 100 year celebration of the “freedom” of Norway in 2005

Royal and National anthems of Norway, Royal Palace, May 17th

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