(KTLA) — This is real life, this isn’t just a fantasy: A queen knighted by a king.
On Tuesday, King Charles III knighted Brian May, the Queen’s musician, at Buckingham Palace.
He was honored for his long-standing charitable contributions and work in music.
His official title is now: Dr Sir Brian Harold May, CBE.
May posted a photo of the ceremony on Instagram with the caption, “No words.”
In December, it was announced that the “Don’t Stop Me Now” rocker would be one of 1,100 people inducted into King’s first New Year’s Honors list.
Shortly thereafter May took to social media to thank fans for their congratulations.
“I am so thrilled and so touched by the love and support I have received from you all,” he added. “I’ll do my best to qualify.”
May performed at the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in June 2022. In 2002, he performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace on its Golden Jubilee.
In 2005, he actually met Queen at a reception with guitarists Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.
Other rockstars to hold this prestigious honor are Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Tom Jones and Sir Ringo Starr.
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