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“Queen” Guitarist Receives “Knight” Title

London – Guitarist Brian May of the legendary rock band “Queen” has been awarded a “knight” for his contribution to music, according to King Charles III’s end-of-year list of honors.

The musician admitted that he feels a renewed responsibility to “behave in a way that benefits the country and the rest of the population” after receiving a knighthood.

The 75-year-old May, along with the late Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, achieved significant fame during the group’s heyday in the late ’80s.

Musician, astrophysicist and animal advocate, May admitted to the media that he was “thrilled” and “pleasantly surprised” by this honorary title.

In addition to international recognition for her music, May earned a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London in 2007 and has campaigned for animal rights.

In that sense, he is one of the founders of the Save Me Trust, which campaigns for fox rights, while he is vice-president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

At the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002, marking the fifty years of Elizabeth II’s reign, May played England’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” from the roof of Buckingham Palace.

More recently, last June, he also performed at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations -the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s reign- by starting to play “We will rock you” at the end of a clip in which the sovereign herself was having tea with Paddington bear.

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