Celebrities Who Turned Down Knighthoods

Throughout history, one of the greatest honours an ordinary citizen could achieve was to be recognised and ennobled by their monarch.  This gesture of appreciation and acknowledgement on the part of the king or queen was the very basis of the entire system of...

Americans Who Are Honorary Knights & Dames

America has been a republic for much of its modern history, and as such has no reigning sovereign that can grant American royal or aristocratic titles.  However, it is possible for American citizens to attain such noble honors, as foreign nationals are often...