Arise Sir Jacob! Rees Mogg receives knighthood joined by family as Priti Patel made a Dame

Jacob Rees Mogg

Sir Jacob Rees Mogg with his knighthood

Emily Fox

By Emily Fox

Published: 27/09/2023

- 14:27

Princess Anne carried out the ceremony at Windsor Castle

Former Cabinet ministers Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dame Priti Patel received honours at Windsor Castle today.

Former home secretary Dame Priti collected her damehood, while Sir Jacob will receive a knighthood – both for political and public service - from Princess Anne.

Jacob with his wife Helena de Chair and three of his six children; Thomas, Mary and Pete


Sir Jacob was joined at the Royal residence by his wife Helena de Chair and three of his six children; Thomas, Mary and Peter.

Sir Jacob has six children with his wife Helena, also including Alfred, Anselm and Sixtus.

He was a prominent voice during the Brexit campaign and served under Boris Johnson as Brexit opportunities minister.

He then became business secretary under Liz Truss.

Jacob Rees Mogg with Princess Anne


His family watched on as Rees Mogg was made a sir


He resigned from Government in October last year and joined GB News where he fronts his own show - Jacob Rees Mogg's State of the Nation.

Dame Priti served as home secretary from 2019 to 2022 under Boris Johnson's government and was a leading figure of the Vote Leave campaign.

She has been an MP for Witham since 2010 and has appeared on Nigel Farage's GB News show - Farage at Large.

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