Paul McCartney Receives Companion of Honour

Paul McCartney was again honored by Her Royal Majesty at Buckingham Palace, where he was made a Companion of Honour, for services to music.

The Companion of Honour is a special award granted to those who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time. The members, of which there are a maximum of 65 at any one time, currently include actress Dame Maggie Smith, author J.K. Rowling, and actor Sir Ian McKellen.

In a written statement, McCartney said: “I see this as a huge honour for me and my family and I think of how proud my Liverpool mum and dad would have been to see this.”