Irish rock star Bono will be awarded an honorary British knighthood. The 46-year-old U2 lead man, also a famous humanitarian tackling global poverty particularly for Africa.
Bono, real name Paul David Hewson, will however not be using the “Sir” title because he is not from a Commonwealth country.
In fact due to political reasons it’s not common for any Irish to be knighted by the British, and it can only be done with approval form the Irish government… and in this case they did.
I am always fond of Bono’s effort in charitable work; the world will be a better place if all those celebrities that are earning millions a year can spend a bit more effort to tackle poverty.