Sir Martin Amis’s widow to receive insignia for late husband’s knighthood

The widow of British author Sir Martin Amis will receive the insignia for her late husband’s knighthood from the Princess Royal during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Lady Amis, the US writer Isabel Fonseca, will be given the insignia for the knighthood which was conferred on her husband before his death from cancer at the age of 73 in May last year.

The honour, for services to literature, was announced in the King’s Birthday Honours in June last year and was dated May 18, the day before his death, as honours cannot be given posthumously.

Sir Martin’s best-known works included the novels Money and London Fields, and he was longlisted twice for the Booker Prize.

Cricketer Joe Root wearing a cap
Joe Root (Zac Goodwin/PA)

England cricketer Joe Root is also set to attend the investiture ceremony on Wednesday in Windsor after he was made an MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours following his team’s 2019 50-over World Cup win.

Root was the leading run scorer in the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup and will be honoured for services to cricket.

Organist, conductor and TikTok sensation Anna Lapwood will also visit Windsor Castle to be honoured after she was made an MBE for services to music in the latest New Year’s Honours.

Former world champion cyclist Lizzie Deignan, who was silver medallist in the road race at the London 2012 Olympics, will also be honoured.

Deignan was made an MBE in the 2023 New Year’s Honours list.