He signed “Congratulations, Alex.”
Prince William hosted an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, presenting TV personality and deaf translator Alex Duguid with an MBE, People.com reports.
Duguid was honored for his services to the deaf community and to British Sign Language education.
In a special touch, William used British Sign Language to say “Congratulations, Alex,” as seen in a video shared by Kensington Palace. The honoree signed, “Thank you.”
Duguid is familiar from popular British TV shows Emmerdale and Coronation Street, translating for deaf audiences for decades.
“He is an example of how profoundly deaf people can have an impact on their community, their peers and their country,” according to the post on Kensington Palace’s Instagram. “He is passionate about BSL and the need to promote and protect it.”