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December 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Prince William is following in the footsteps of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth in more ways than one.

The future king and his wife Kate Middleton have received an award that has also been granted to the Queen, and they’re understandably humbled by it. The couple was interviewed on Thursday’s Blue Peter Christmas Special on CBBC in the U.K., and because of the charity work they’ve done surrounding children’s mental health, they were awarded the Gold Blue Peter Badge, Blue Peter’s highest accolade.

According to the BBC, the badge is only given to an extremely select number of people who are role models and public figures who inspire children across generations and show expertise in their fields. Other recipients include J.K. Rowling, David Beckham, Roald Dahl, and, of course, Queen Elizabeth.

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What made the honor even more special was the fact that they now share it with Queen Elizabeth—as the organizers were quick to point out.

“Oh really?” Prince William said once he found out. “We’ll compare.”

“We’ve got a lot more work to do, I think,” concluded Middleton. “But thank you so much, it’s a real honor.”

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