Yesterday, Queen guitarist Brian May was knighted by King Charles at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace the place many others additionally obtained the distinction.
Now Sir Brian Harold Might CBE, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his “providers to music and charity,” formally acknowledged not just for his revolutionary work in Queen, however as an animal welfare advocate as nicely. In 2007, Might was additionally obtained a PhD in astrophysical from Imperial Faculty and this newest recognition furthers his worldwide status.
In 2010, he co-founded the Save Me animal welfare organization with a particular intention to fight animal looking measures similar to fox hunting and badger culling. And the investiture ceremony was an opportunity for him to return to Buckingham Palace after performing on its roof final 12 months as a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee live performance.
On Instagram, the 75-year-old rocker shared a photograph of King Charles laying a sword over his left shoulder as he seems again with a tight-lipped smile. “No phrases!” he enthuses, seemingly nonetheless awestruck by the achievement.
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“I am completely happy and grateful to obtain this honor. I’ll regard the knighthood not a lot as a reward, however extra as a cost – a fee – for me to proceed to battle for justice – to be a voice for individuals who don’t have any voice,” commented May late last year after studying he can be acknowledged as a Knight Bachelor. “I’ll endeavor to be worthy — to be that Knight in Shining Armor.”
Congrats, Sir Brian Might!
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