Queen’s guitarist Brian May has received a very special honor. He will now be known as Sir Brian May, one of the first to be knighted by King Charles III. Aside from his illustrious and long-standing career as Queen’s guitarist, May has been a life-long advocate for animal rights and protections. He’s the founder of a welfare group that campaigns against fox hunting and badger culling.
In 2007, May received his doctorate in Astrophysics. While he admits that his musical standing has allowed him easier access to opportunities, he considers it a means of contributing to the betterment of humanity. Recently, he’s been doing a lot involving stereoscopy and 3-Dimensional imaging. And the perks for that aren’t bad, either.
“I do a lot in that area now, which I think is in its way a great service to mankind,” he says. “I give them stereoscopy and they give me the chance to play in nice observatories all around the world, you know — but also the animals.”
May’s Wife, Anita Dobson, shares in the knighthood, owning the title Lady May. May attributes much of his success to Dobson’s presence in his life. “It makes me feel proud that she gets an honor beside me because God knows I wouldn’t be here without her.”