From Helen Mirren To David Beckham: 16 Celebrities That Received Royal Titles

Date July 13, 2018 12:14

When it comes to royal titles, it can be quite confusing, as royals have plenty of them for each member of the family. What is more, even non-royals can get honorary titles for their achievements and accomplishments. Sounds exciting?

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Most often, these people are celebrities. So, who are they and what did they do to get a royal title?

Angelina Jolie


We all know the iconic actress spends much time doing humanitarian work. Once, she traveled on dozens of missions to meet with refugees from all over the world. So, it is no surprise Queen Elizabeth II gave Jolie the title of the Honorary Dame.

David Beckham


The former soccer player is Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He got his title by supporting various children’s healthcare programs, including UNICEF.

Elton John


The legendary singer was knighted back in 1998. Apart from his career, Sir Elton John is also known for supporting LGBTQ communities.

Steven Spielberg


He is the filmmaker of many beloved movies, including Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. But he’s a also an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Victoria Beckham


David is not the only Beckham who has a royal title. His wife, fashion icon Victoria, is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Paul McCartney


The Queen knighted the singer-songwriter in 1997 for his music accomplishments.

Angela Lansbury


First, Lansbury was a CBE. But in 2014, she received the honorary title Dame of the Order of the British Empire.

Joan Collins


Just like Lansbury, Collins is a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The reason for that? It’s the actress’ support of charity.

Julie Andrews


Meet another Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire! The actress was given the title for her services to the performing arts.

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Helen Mirren


Helen is definitely no stranger to the royal family, as she often plays the monarch is plays and movies. So, it was only natural for her to be made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.

Bill Gates


The founder of Microsoft was knighted in 2005 through his wife’s organization that focuses on healthcare in third world countries.

George H.W. Bush


Presidents can have royal titles too, and George H.W. Bush proves it! The 41st president was knighted by the Queen in 1993.

Kate Winslet


We all love Winslet in Titanic and The Reader. But did you know she’s also a Commander of the Order of the British Empire?

Maggie Smith


Smith is only the third actress to become a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor. Apart from that, she’s also a Dame for her services to the performing arts.

Mick Jagger


For his services to popular music, the founding member of The Rolling Stones, was granted knighthood 15 years ago.

Ronald Reagan


And here comes another American president who was made an Honorary Knight.

They all deserve their titles!

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