Former prime minister John Howard could be in line to join one of Britain’s most prestigious orders.
Speculation is mounting that Mr Howard has been personally selected by Queen Elizabeth to receive the Order of the Garter, the most senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace refused to confirm or deny the speculation.
“We have made no announcements on that whatsoever and we wouldn’t speculate on who is in line to receive one,” she told AAP.
“It’s a great honour and a rare one.”……