Queen‘s legendary guitarist Brian May has been knighted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on14th March. May was awarded the honor for his services to music and charity.
The 75-year-old musician was announced as a recipient of the prestigious title in the monarch’s New Year’s Honours list. Sharing on Instagram a photo of himself being knighted, May simply wrote: “No words! Bri”.
Speaking about the honor, May told BBC News, “It’s kind of a leave of absence, kind of a commission to keep doing what I do, and it gives me a little bit more strength in my elbow. So I’m very pleased.“
Other musicians who have been awarded the prestigious honor include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Sir Rod Stewart and Sir Tom Jones.