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Bono is Now a Knight

Bono is Now a Knight

Irish rock star Bono accepted an honorary knighthood from the Queen of England today under one condition – “don’t call me Sir”.

The 46-year-old U2 rocker, birth name Paul Hewson, was awarded the title for his services to the music industry and humanitarian work at a ceremony at British ambassador David Reddaway‘s home in Dublin.

Pictured after the jump: Bono‘s wife Ali Hewson and Ambassador Reddaway

For 15+ pictures of Bono being knighted, CLICK HERE!

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  • tanique33

    he deserves all the honors he gets. thanks for posting these. the one of him kissing ali’s head is particularly cute. and leave it to him to get a funky shot with his medal.

  • mrs grated cheese

    Congratulations Sir Hewson!

  • Ace Tomato

    He’s not actually entitled to be called “Sir”, even though knighted, because he is not a British citizen.

    Good on the Mick though.

  • Hubbell

    A great man.

  • fatso

    good for bono. he may take himself too seriously, but he’s done some good things, if only by bringing attention to the africa issue.

    also, mrs. bono is beautiful, no?

  • Jamestown

    God, does he ever take those damn shades off? He’s too damn self-righteous; it seems he cares more about being heralded as a saint than anything else. People confuse recognition with significance.

  • Love him

    An all around good guy. He is passionale about life. I love U2!

  • anon

    He wears sunglasses because of the flashes of the cameras. The flashes effect his vision. I read it in a magazine awhile ago. You might think i’m bullshitting you, I think it was rolling stone if I remember correctly.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    He is extraordinary. Love him. What an inspiration. Huge U2 fan!

  • angelah

    Congrats to him!

  • [Fug Face Sanjaya Malakar]

    Its about time. Congrats

  • irish

    “He is extraordinary. Love him. What an inspiration. Huge U2 fan!”
    hahahaha. what?!! i’m irish and he’s incredibly self-righteous and false.

    “Its about time. Congrats”
    OMG? you do know that ireland isn’t ruled by britain right? OMG!

    this is BS, both he and bob geldof are embarrassments to our country because they accepted these “honorary knighthoods”
    yeah bono, you’re all talk no action.
    nice to accept honours from countries who oppressed us for centuries! go you!
    *rolls eyes*

  • bdj

    Congrats to Bono.

  • Aussie

    I say it is about time too. Very well deserved for all his charity work. Good on you Bono!