Clearly, Robin Wight, the chairman of WCRS, is still bitten by the
hard-work bug. Despite running an international agency and per-sonally
curating a remarkable collection of world-famous bow ties, Wight has
found the time to have been awarded the Royal Victorian Order. By Her
Majesty, the Queen, no less.
Apparently, the award was not intended as a recognition of services to
eccentricity, but in fact is for his work for the Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme, a task that, among other challenges, has involved the
patronage of a multitude of dinners and lunch-eons. Nice work if you can
get it for the man who is known as a legend in his own lunchtime.
We hear he’s due at the Palace soon to pick up the award in person. From
now on, he will be known as Commander of the Victorian Order. It all
makes a strange kind of sense.