On Friday, May 4th, at Buckingham Palace, another ceremony of giving out royal regalia was held, this time by Elizabeth II herself.
Having got the title of Kt twenty years ago, Sir Paul McCartney was awarded the rare award of Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations - Order of the Companions of Honour. He was awarded for outstanding achievements in the national interest. At any given time, the number of Members of the Order of the British Empirer cannot be more than sixty-five people.
Awarding Sir Paul McCartney was announced in June last year during the announcement of the list for awards of Her Majesty on the occasion of the official birthday of the monarch. In total, the former "beatle" has three royal awards: in 1965, along with the rest of the group he received the title of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), in 1997 he was knighted (Kt), and with getting Order of the Companions of Honour, to his title is added abbreviation (CH). Now the full title of Paul McCartney looks like this: Sir Paul McCartney, CH, Kt, MBE.