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John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood


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1 hour ago, BB-8 said:

"John, help me take this crown off.”

 

“But you’ll die!”

 

“Nothing can stop that now. Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes.”

“Now I am King!”

IYKYK😉

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Yo, Johnny!

All congrats on your honourary knighthood, dude!

As you haven't given a single public performance of your own music in the UK, since July 4th, 1998, perhaps you could use getting done by Charlie boy, to plan a concert, with the L.S.O., at, either, Barbican, or the Royal Albert Hall?

Wha' d'ya say?

 

Signed,

A patient fan

 

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3 hours ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

Yo, Johnny!

All congrats on your honourary knighthood, dude!

As you haven't given a single public performance of your own music in the UK, since July 4th, 1998, perhaps you could use getting done by Charlie boy, to plan a concert, with the L.S.O., at, either, Barbican, or the Royal Albert Hall?

Wha' d'ya say?

 

Signed,

A patient fan

 

 

I am curious at how they will deal with this, but I think usually honorary knighthoods of foreign individuals are given in ceremonies held in local British consulates and not at the Palace. When they gave it to Spielberg in 2001, it was done at the British embassy in Washington D.C.

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1 hour ago, TownerFan said:

usually honorary knighthoods of foreign individuals are given in ceremonies held in local British consulates and not at the Palace


You are correct that this is usual practice, for reasons of convenience to the recipient.
 

However, the monarch can give honours at his or her pleasure, so (in my understanding) there would be nothing stopping JW’s people requesting the honour be bestowed by the monarch in person at a Royal Palace in the UK. Whilst he’s here, I’m sure the LSO would give their collective right arms to play under him one more time, so that would be at least one open door they’d be pushing on. Surely this is too good an opportunity not to at least ask…

 

Mark

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11 hours ago, QuartalHarmony said:


You are correct that this is usual practice, for reasons of convenience to the recipient.
 

However, the monarch can give honours at his or her pleasure, so (in my understanding) there would be nothing stopping JW’s people requesting the honour be bestowed by the monarch in person at a Royal Palace in the UK. Whilst he’s here, I’m sure the LSO would give their collective right arms to play under him one more time, so that would be at least one open door they’d be pushing on. Surely this is too good an opportunity not to at least ask…

 

Mark

King Charles and John Williams are both environmentalists and should avoid flying around the globe just to fetch a piece of paper. ;-)

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1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

John Williams is joining such luminaries as Kevin Spacey and Rudy Giuliani in this honor

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_honorary_Knights_and_Dames_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire

And Plácido Domingo...

the three tenors tenor GIF

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On 26/9/2022 at 7:55 PM, BB-8 said:

avoid flying around the globe just to fetch a piece of paper


Firstly, that’s an excellent reason to combine it with a concert and secondly… a piece of paper? It’s a knighthood, not a driving license!

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5 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

John Williams is joining such luminaries as Kevin Spacey and Rudy Giuliani in this honor

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_honorary_Knights_and_Dames_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire

 

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