UK: New Sirs
Via The Austrialian:
Fantasy author Terry Pratchett is now a real-life knight after being awarded the highest recognition in the Queen’s new year honours list.
Pratchett, 60, best known for his satirical Discworld fantasy series, becomes a knight, one of the queen’s most important honours, and will now be addressed as a ‘Sir’.
„There are times when phrases such as ‘totally astonished’ just don’t do the job,” he said. „I am of course delighted and honoured and needless to say, flabbergasted.”
[Robert] Plant, 60, most famous for fronting rock band Led Zeppelin in the 1970s, becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) under Britain’s ancient and complex system of honorary titles.
See the full Queen’s new year honours list.