Sir Paul McCartney to be handed Legion d'honneur in Paris on Saturday



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Sir Paul McCartney to be handed Legion d'honneur in Paris on Saturday.

Sir Paul McCartney is to be given the Legion d'honneur award - France's highest public distinction - by President Francois Hollande on Saturday (08.09.12).

Stars including Clint Eastwood and Liza Minnelli have previously been handed the award, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, which is represented by a red lapel thread.

The recipient of the award must pay for their own medal from a licensed jeweller, ranging from about £160 -£600.

However the reward can also be rescinded, as it was recently in the case of disgraced fashion designer John Galliano after he was sacked from Dior over anti-Semitic comments he made while drunk.




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