Ray Davies Receives Knighthood

That’s Sir Ray Davies to you. The Kinks legend was officially knighted by Prince Charles in a ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace today, The Daily Mail reports, joining the likes of Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, and Elton John in knighthood. “Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy, and a bit embarrassed,” Davies said when he made the Queen’s New Year Honours List late last year. “But after thinking about it, I accept this for my family and fans as well as everyone who has inspired me to write.”