In keeping with centuries of Royal tradition, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, officially knighted veteran Grenadian hotelier Royston Hopkin at investiture ceremonies held at Buckingham Palace on Wed., April 27, 2005. His wife, Lady Betty Hopkin, and daughters, Nerissa and Janelle, were in attendance at the special ceremony.
ÊWhile April 27, 2005 marked the official ceremony, Sir Royston was graciously conferred the Knighthood title for his contributions to tourism in Grenada in the New Year’s Honours of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This new title from Her Majesty elevates Hopkin from his previous title of Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG), which was bestowed in 1994, to that of Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG).
Most fittingly, the motto of this distinguished order is “Auspicium melioris aevi” or token of a better age.