Bono is becoming just as famous as a philanthropist as he is as a rock star. Not only is he always trying new and innovative ways to adapt with the changing times (like debuting a new song and video on YouTube), but he is endlessly doing good deeds around the world. As a result he has been awarded an honorary knighthood from the Queen of England. Check out the super cool video below and here's more:
“Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work,” the embassy said in a statement.
Fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof, also a high-profile rights campaigner, received the same award in 1986. Honorary knighthoods are awarded to non-British nationals.
A statement on the U2 Web site said Bono was “very flattered to be honored, particularly if the honor ... opens doors for his long standing campaigning work against extreme poverty in Africa.”
Something tells us this is just the tip of the iceberg. Who knows what kinds of things he'll accomplish in the year to come.