Congratulations to Professor Sir John Cunningham who was knighted in a private audience with HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace last Tuesday.

Professor Cunningham, a consultant nephrologist at the Royal Free, was head of the medical household and physician to the Queen for nine years. 

At Tuesday’s ceremony he was invested with the insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), a dynastic order of knighthood which recognises distinguished personal service to the Queen.

Commenting on the occasion, Professor Cunningham said he was honoured to receive this award which also reflected the broader efforts of the medical household whose members include three senior clinicians at the Royal Free.