Sir Bill Gates?

It appears that Bill Gates is to receive an “honorary knighthood by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.”

He will become a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an honor that dates back to 1917 … Among the pomp and grandeur of the formal state rooms at [Buckingham Palace], Gates will kneel in front of the sovereign, who will gently tap him on the shoulder with a sword.

Although he will get nighted today, it turns out he will be denyed the honorary title of “Sir” as he is not a Briton nor a citizen of the Commonwealth and “that honor does not extend to other nationalities.” Well I guess money can’t buy everything after all.

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