Sir Stanley Wells receives knighthood from Prince Charles
Sir Stanley Wells CBE has received his knighthood from Prince Charles.
The 86-year-old Shakespearian scholar was honoured with the title by the Prince of Wales, 68, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday (18.11.16).
The knighthood was in recognition of his work for the Shakespearian scholarship.
Of the honour, he said: “It was a truly special day and I was very honoured and proud to have received this award from Prince Charles.
“I feel most fortunate in having been able to spend so much of life int he company of Shakespeare and those who admire and enjoy his works.
“Throughout my career as a teacher and scholar I have enjoyed and benefitted enormously from collaborating with fellow scholars from all over the world.”
Peter Kyle, the chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said: “We are delighted to hear that Professor Wells’ outstanding services to Shakespeare have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen in the Birthday Honours List. Stanley’s knighthood comes at a particularly wonderful time in the year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s creative legacy.
“We offer him the warmest congratulations on this very prestigious honour.”
Stanley is a Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, the editor of Oxford and Penguin editions of Shakespeare’s work and maintains various other roles including being the Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which Charles is a patron of.