March 29, 2023

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Queen’s Brian May is now a knight


Queen guitarist Brian May He was awarded a knighthood in honor of his services to music and charities.

May, 75, was one of more than 1,000 people honored in King Charles III’s first honors list since the king took the throne. The year-end list also includes fashion designer Mary Quantt and British-Ghanaian artist John Akomfrah.

The Honors List for 2023 has been published in the Official Gazette, The Official Gazette published by the British Royal Family, Friday.

He was awarded a Knight Bachelor for his services to music and charities. The notice described him as a “musician, songwriter, and animal welfare advocate.”

The guitarist said, “Thank you so much for all the congratulatory messages you sent after announcing that I had won the Knighthood.” In a video posted to Instagram on Friday. “I am so happy and so touched by the love and support that comes from you. I will do everything I can to be worthy.”

In addition to performing with Queen since the 1970s, May is also an astrophysicist. in astrophysics from Imperial College London in 2007 after taking a break from his studies in the 1970s to focus on Cowen.

May is also an outspoken supporter of animal rights and a critic of hunting. He formed an organization called Save Me in 2010 to campaign against fox hunting and badger slaughter in the UK.

May is not the only member of the Queen to be given a royal title. Drummer Roger Taylor was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2020. May was previously made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005.

He may well have famously performed “God Save the Queen” from the roof of Buckingham Palace in London The Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.

Twenty years later he also sang with the Queen at the Platinum Jubilee Concert.

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