Queen guitarist Brian May receives a knighthood
the guitarist Brian May, of the legendary rock band “Queen”was awarded the title of “knight” for his contribution to music, according to the list of honors awarded by the King Charles III at the end of the year
The musician admitted that he feels a renewed responsibility for “behave in a way that benefits the country and the rest of the population” after receiving the knighthood.
“I am happy and grateful to receive this honor. I will view knighthood not so much as a reward, but more as a charge, a commission, to continue to fight for justice, to be a voice for those who have no voice. I will strive to be worthy, to be that Knight in Shining Armor.”
Musician, astrophysicist and animal advocate, May admitted feeling “excited” Y “pleasantly surprised” for this honorary title.
In addition to international recognition for his music, Bian May earned a doctorate in astrophysics from Imperial College London in 2007 and has campaigned for animal rights.
In this sense, he is one of the founders of Save Me Trustwho campaigns for fox rights while serving as vice president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
In the festivities of Golden Jubilee in 2002for the 50 years of the reign of Elizabeth II, who died in September of this yearMay played the national anthem of England “God save the Queen” from the roof of Buckingham Palace.
And last June, he also performed at the celebrations of the Platinum Jubileethe 70 years of reign of Isabel IIwhen you start playing “We will Rock You” when a clip ended in which the sovereign herself was having tea with the bear paddington.