On Monday the King of Norway's Guard paid a very special visit to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to bestow a unique honor upon the resident king penguin Sir Nils Olav. Already a knight, the most famous king penguin in the world was given the new title of “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav”.
The prestigious title was awarded during a special ceremony which was attended by over 100 uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard, who are taking part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year.
Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard.
Brigadier David Allfrey, Producer and Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, added: “This is just a simply fantastic example of the great relations between our two countries, and it couldn’t be a more charming tradition.
At the Tattoo we of course have many inspecting officers but this is by far my favorite. Congratulations, Brigadier Olav”.
Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!
How things should be sometimes in this world of constant politics, lying and thievery.Aug 27th, 2016 - 11:17 am 0