LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The founder of the wildly successful Glastonbury festival, 71-year-old Michael Eavis, is on the list to be knighted. Eavis's name was on the list of Queen's Birthday Honors as a recipient of the CBE, shorthand for a Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, one of the British orders of chivalry. A commander is one step below admission to actual knighthood, meaning that Eavis will not be allowed to use Sir in front of his name. Alas, the small disappointments of life.
"I'm so pleased not only for myself but for the hundreds and perhaps thousands of people who have had faith in me and supported my ideas through thick and thin," Eavis told the British press.
While the most junior of all the British orders of chivalry, the Order of the British Empire is the most populated by celebrities, including amongst its august ranks the likes of Bob Geldof, actor Ian McKellen and wealthy James Bond villain & philanthropist Bill Gates. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers