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Watch: Gordon Brown announces Kennedy’s knighthood

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown awarded an honorary knighthood to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) during Brown’s speech today before a joint-session of Congress. Watch a video of the announcement below.

Brown said:

And I know you will allow me to single out for special mention today one of your most distinguished senators. Known in every continent, and a great friend — Northern Ireland today is at peace, more Americans have healthcare, children around the world are going to school — and for all those things, we owe a great debt to the life and courage of Senator Edward Kennedy.

And today, having talked to him last night, I want to announce, awarded on behalf of the Queen, on behalf of the British people, an honorary knighthood for Sir Edward Kennedy.

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