‘Thank you and much love from Sir Bri’

Brian Might is going from a member of Queen to an actual knight.

The guitarist and rock legend posted a video clip on Instagram Friday thanking followers for their like and assist following news broke that he experienced officially been given knighthood as aspect of King Charles III’s really first New Yr Honours checklist.

“Thank you so significantly for all your messages of congratulations pursuing the announcement of my knighthood,” May stated in the clip. “I am really thrilled and quite touched by the adore which is arrive from you, and the aid. I will do my really very best to be worthy.”

Signing off with a content salute, May perhaps concluded, “For now, goodnight and thank you and much adore from Sir Bri.”

The musician also took a instant to poke some pleasurable at his new official title in the post’s caption. “Cheers, all! Sir Bri,” he wrote. “OK… if you want to be formal… Dr. Sir Brian Harold Might, CBE.” Not much too shabby!

Might was among the 1,100 honorees involved in this year’s listing, which was printed in the royal family’s official newspaper, The Gazette, on Friday. The outlet described him as a “musician, songwriter, and animal welfare advocate,” recognizing May possibly for his “expert services to audio and charity.”

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Brian Could

Jim Dyson/Getty Queen guitarist Brian Could is now a knight.

When he’s not shredding absent on some of the most iconic tunes in songs historical past and becoming a literal astrophysicist, May possibly is indeed recognized as an animal rights activist. In 2010, he started the Preserve Me Belief to shield wildlife, and has applied his platform to condemn badger culling and fox searching in new several years.

In addition to his newly minted knighthood, the guitarist — who performed at the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Live performance earlier this yr — previously received the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Get of the British Empire in 2005.

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