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Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of his CBE

Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of his CBE

Simon Meechan

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE.

The Queen's decision to cancel Harris's appointment to be a Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was announced by The London Gazette today.

The Australian-born entertainer, who lived in Bray, was jailed in July for five years and nine months after being convicted of 12 indecent assault charges.

The convictions relate to assaults on four girls aged seven to 19 between 1968 and 1986.

The announcement reads: 

"THE QUEEN has directed that the appointment of Rolf HARRIS to be a Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated 17 June 2006, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order."

Last week, Australia's Governor-General terminated Harris's appointments of Officer and Member of the Order of Australia.

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