When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? rock star? actor? Knight? Some of the lucky celebrities on this list have achieved all three! This custom has been around for centuries.
Many celebrities have been given these titles in recent years. Most often, men are given the title of knight, and women become women. These titles are rewarded for service, loyalty, or bravery (in some cases he is all three).
The names on the list may surprise you. From writers to inventors, directors to music legends, all the celebrities on our list have accomplished something that could be considered a knight or a lady. Let’s see. They all have at least one thing in common. They all have honorary titles. But I don’t know if anyone knows how to joust.
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Ten Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is known for many things. She is the daughter of famous actor Jon Voight. She is also known for her acting prowess, her relationship with Brad Pitt, and her willingness to do her philanthropic work. As of 2014, she was officially known as the Great Actor, Philanthropist, and Lady of Honor. She was recognized at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth herself. Her official coat of arms was the Grand Cross of the Honorary Order of St. Michael and St. George, the most distinguished order.
According to the royal family, Jolie was given this distinction for her work to end sexual violence in war zones. I co-chaired the summit. Throughout her career, Jolie has demonstrated compassion, kindness and generosity to such important organizations. We’re not sure where she ranks among her significant achievements, but it’s certainly not an extraordinary feat.
9 Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger is a rock and roll legend and the frontman of The Rolling Stones. Jaguar is unique on this list because he received public backlash from his status as a knight. Some of it may have to do with Jagger’s unique history: He was the quintessential rock and roll star for decades, which included multiple arrests and five different arrests. Including his eight children from their mother. His band, The Rolling Stones, is generally regarded as rebellious and dissident, and these two ideals of his greatly clash with those of the royal family.
Still, the Jaguars were happy to take the title. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, not by Prince Charles. The jaguar may have thought he was unfit to be a knight. Another person who made an exception for Mick Jagger becoming “Sir Mick” was his longtime bandmate Keith Richards. The legendary guitarist was also knighted, but declined. When asked about the Order of the Jaguars, Richards reportedly replied, “It has nothing to do with the Stones, right?” I don’t think you can always get what you want. Despite opposition to Jagger’s knighthood, the ceremony continued, and Jagger was knighted in 2003.
8 J.K. Rowling
JK Rowling is Harry potter Series and related books. Clearly, she has received many accolades for her writing. She is one of the most famous authors on the planet and she has inspired many.of Harry potter The film franchises have also been very successful and two of the actors in these films have been awarded honorary titles.
As far as Rowling is concerned, she’s won three titles. Two were awarded by the British Royal Family, OBE and Companion of Honor. Another one was gifted to her by the French government in 2012 when she was knighted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. An OBE was awarded to Rowling by the royal family for her work with charity and welfare organizations. She founded the charity Lumos and her Volant Charitable trust.
Most of Rowling’s philanthropic work focuses on the needs of women and children at risk.In fact, her fifth book Harry potter Series (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) was the first English-language book to become a top bestseller in France. As if Rowling didn’t have enough connections with royalty, Harry potter Cast members also have OBE titles, Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith.
7 helena bonham carter
Helena Bonham Carter is a revered actress for many iconic roles and movies.she is known fight club, alice in wonderland, Cinderella, planet of the apes, corpse bride, Harry potter movie, A series of unfortunate events for Lemony Snicketetc.
In 2010, she starred in king’s speech, playing the role of Queen Elizabeth. She didn’t win Best Supporting Actress, but she did win another (perhaps more important) award. She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire, commonly abbreviated as CBE, in her 2011. She dedicated this award to her late father. This award was given to her for her contribution to drama in the British Empire.
Following this award, Bowman Carter was appointed to Britain’s National Holocaust Commission. This is another important honor.But Helena Bonham Carter wasn’t the only one Harry potter title star.
6 Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith is an English actress who has been active since the early 1950s. She has a very impressive resume, but Minerva, the no-nonsense professor (and head of the Gryffindor House) at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is best known worldwide as Professor McGonagall.
But before Harry potter While the series was being written, Maggie Smith had the honorary title, OBE. She became a woman in 1990. She also received her second royal title! Harry potter For the film series, Smith was awarded another title, Companion of Honor (CH). These awards are given to individuals who have made long-term contributions to art, science, medicine, or government. Considering Dame Maggie Smith is still a working actress (and since her 1952), she certainly fits the bill!
Five Steven Spielberg
If you like movies, you probably like at least one Steven Spielberg movie. He is one of the most prolific directors of all time. Some of his most successful films include: Jurassic Park, E.T., Private RyanWhen schindler’s listto name a few.
For his great contribution to the film industry, the royal family gave him an honorary knighthood. Many of the titles on this list are unofficial honorary titles, as it is important to know that only British citizens can become official knights (or ladies).
Still, as of 2000, Spielberg is a Knight of the British Empire, or KBE for short. A knighthood title could be the inspiration for his next great film.
Four bill gates
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and one of the richest people in the world. However, he was not recognized for his work at Microsoft. Instead, he was recognized for his work after his retirement. Gates has done many philanthropic activities around the world, including parts of the British Commonwealth. He has focused on employment, business, education, and volunteerism.
Overall, he seeks to reduce poverty in developing countries, often through technological advances. Bill Gates was knighted in recognition of his great achievements. He was awarded a KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). He is not a British citizen, so he is not technically “Sir Bill Gates”, but he can call himself Bill He Gates (KBE) if desired. He might like billionaire Bill Gates. Jokes aside, it’s exciting to see someone with lots of money wanting to help others live a better life.
3 Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is a celebrity with so many connections. She has had a very impressive career of her own, Halloween movie and freaky friday, among others. She was born into “Hollywood royalty” as well. Her father, Tony Curtis, was a well-known actor from the 1950s through her 60s. Her mother, Janet Leigh, was also famous.She starred in iconic Hitchcock films Psycho.
However, Jamie Lee Curtis also has an official title of nobility. That’s because she’s married to Christopher Guest. Or, to give him his official title, Baron Christopher Guest.When Guest’s father died in his 1996, his title passed to his son. This made Jamie Lee Curtis Hollywood royalty and an official Baroness.
2 Elton John
Elton John is an iconic musician whose songs are well known around the world. He grew up in a suburb of London. John is known not only for his musical talents, but also for his open sexuality. He came out as bisexual in his 1975.
Elton John has donated to many charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his service over 15 years with this foundation. John may seem somewhat aloof, but his knighthood clearly meant a lot to him, as he brought his parents and partner to the ceremony. He has won his six Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes, none of which have a “candle” enough to call himself “Sir Elton John.”
1 Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is the latest knight on our list.He is a successful Formula One race car driver and one of the most successful drivers of all time. In 2021, Hamilton narrowly missed out on his historic eighth title. Only three days later, in December of the same year, Hamilton was invited to Windsor Castle and knighted by the Prince of Wales.
At the time of the ceremony, Hamilton was only 36 years old and his mother was in attendance. Hamilton was no doubt upset by missing out on his record-breaking eighth title, but the Knight title is definitely a well-deserved consolation prize!