The British rock band Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May was knighted Tuesday by King Charles III in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The 75-year-old musician, songwriter and animal welfare advocate said the band is thinking about touring again, according to media reports.
“Arise Sir Brian May. Brian’s investiture as a Knight of The Realm took place today at Buckingham Palace. The knighthood was presented to Brian by His Royal Highness, King Charles. Many congratulations, Sir Brian!,” the band said on Twitter, sharing a photo from the ceremony.
Guitarist Brian May was given the honour for services to music and charity.
Starting his career in 1968 with the rock band Smile, May co-founded Queen with singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor.
The Queen guitarist previously performed at Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and on the roof of Buckingham Palace for her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
May joins fellow musicians such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Sir Rod Stewart and Sir Tom Jones in being awarded the prestigious honor.
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