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The butcher, his pen and the Queen

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A Powys butcher has rewritten the rules of etiquette by accepting an honour from the queen with a ballpoint pen behind his ear.

William Lloyd Williams was collecting an MBE for services to the meat industry and checked with the palace if it was acceptable to wear the unusual accessory to the ceremony.

The butcher always keeps a pen behind his ear so he can take orders from customers.

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