British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will announce that Sen. Ted Kennedy will receive an honorary knighthood, the Times Online is reporting.
Brown is to make the announcement when he becomes the fifth British prime minister to address both houses of Congress.
Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and an Irish-American, will be recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for his role in U.S.-British relations and the peace process in Northern Ireland.
Because he is not a British citizen, Kennedy will not be allowed to be called “Sir Ted,” but he will be allowed to place the initials K.B.E.(Knight of the British Empire) after his name.
I wonder if they still do that knighthood thing with the sword. If so, he’d better hope the queen isn’t a Republican. Or a Rush Limbaugh fan.
The Kennedys have long been called America’s royalty, and now it looks like it’s becoming reality. This means that Caroline will be a princess before the decade’s over.
Two words: Camelot’s back!
You know what goes well with a knighthood? Cold beer. Trust me on this one.