Ray Davies Receives Knighthood

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Ray Davies arrives at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2010 at the London Hilton on July 2, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Ray Davies Receives Knighthood

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Ray Davies arrives at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2010 at the London Hilton on July 2, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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.”

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