Kate Middleton Receives a Special Honor From Queen Elizabeth!

Kate Middleton Receives a Special Honor From Queen Elizabeth!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Kate Middleton) is being honored!

The 37-year-old royal, who is celebrating the eighth anniversary of her 2011 wedding to Prince William on Monday (April 29), received a special honor from Queen Elizabeth on the same day.

Kate was named Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, the highest possible rank.

The Royal Victorian Order was created by Queen Victoria in 1896 to allow her to recognize people who helped her or represented her. The ruling monarch personally selects who is given the honor, according to People.

“Awards in the Royal Victorian Order are made personally by The Queen, for services to the Sovereign,” the Royal Family confirmed.

Congratulations, Kate!