Brian May said "it was nice that it was King Charles" who knighted him earlier this month at Buckingham Palace. Brian first met the former Prince and fellow environmentalist back in 1985 at Live Aid.
Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen talked about Brian being knighted by King Charles:
BM: "When the moment came I just had a little chat with him about what it was like getting old -- your knees don't work anymore. He asked me what we were gonna do. He said, 'What are you up to?' I said, 'Well, we're probably gonna tour at the end of the year.' He said, 'I don't know how you do it.' And I said, 'Well, I don't really know how you do what you do,' you know, 'in your new job. It can't be that easy.' So, it was relaxed and nice and I'm very grateful."
RT: "I'm gonna cry." (Laughs)
May said being knighted was "a very nice feeling." "You don't realize what it's gonna be like until you're there and the King is there with his sword, and it's a very ancient thing. I'm a Knight Bachelor, which is the most ancient order, and you sort of go back to the Knights of the Round Table and all that stuff, and it's quite an emotional thing."
Earlier May was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) back in 2005.Brian May has joined a long list of musical knights including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ray Davies and Tom Jones.
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