Fifteen days before his death, Queen Elizabeth II honored eminent composer John Williams with a Knight Commander of the British Empire for services to film music.
John Williams is now a knight. Certainly not a Jedi Knight, but still. Fifteen days before her death, which occurred on September 7, at the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II approved a list of honored individuals. Thus, the 90-year-old legendary composer became a Knight Commander of the British Empire; With former Disney CEO Bob Iger.
The award is traditionally reserved for individuals who have strengthened the ties between their country – in this case between the United States and Great Britain. On the other hand, the honorific title “Sir” cannot be used by the American nationality; The latter is intended for British citizens.
The prestigious Philharmonic Orchestra of London did not accept this honor on its Twitter account. “What an honor to be the last knight appointed by Queen Elizabeth II. We toast the return of the Jedi at the Royal Albert Hall.”
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