King Charles has knighted Queen’s guitarist as Sir Brian May

May received the knighthood on 14 March for services to music and charity.

Brian May hero

Credit: Sir Brian May Official Website

Brian May of Queen has been knighted by King Charles of England, and has now assumed the title of Sir Brian May.

Pictures from the 14 March ceremony at Buckinghamshire Palace were shared on Sir Brian May’s website, showing May bending the knee before the monarch to receive his knighthood for services to music and charity. Also present at the ceremony was May’s wife Anita Dobson.

May made headlines recently when he broke word that discussions had been held on a sequel to the successful 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. May called the idea of doing a sequel “tempting”, revealing that, “We’ve been talking about it,” though he did not specify who “we” entailed.

May appeared to hint that any sequel would likely pick up right where the original film left off, adding, “Bohemian Rhapsody climaxed in Live Aid and I suppose implicitly Freddie starting to deal with his AIDS, but an awful lot happened between the end of the film to the end of the glory days of Queen.”


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