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.See the full 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.