Brian May receives knighthood from King Charles III at Buckingham Palace

The Queen guitarist was included in the 2023 New Year's Honours list which named those set to receive an honorary title from the royal family this year, in recognition of his services to music and charity. On Tuesday, Brian took to Instagram with a photo of the moment, showing King Charles III laying a sword on his shoulder during the investiture ceremony in London. The 75-year-old musician captioned his post, "No words!" The rocker and animal rights activist previously told The Associated Press that the knighthood would give his name - now Sir Brian May - "a little bit more clout"