Illustrator Quentin Blake receives knighthood

  • 20 February 2013
Quentin Blake

Top kids' illustrator Quentin Blake has received his knighthood from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

He's been drawing for more than 60 years and is most famous for his work in Roald Dahl's books such as Matilda.

The honour recognises his involvement with the House of Illustration, a museum and gallery dedicated to his field.

It also marks his work brightening the lives of people in hospitals by creating special pieces of art.

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A number of gold medal winners from last year's Olympics and Paralympics were also recognised at the ceremony.