Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell (Steve Parsons/PA)
Sir Paul McCartney Made a Companion of Honour For Contribution to the Arts
by Abby Jones
Paul McCartney performs on the One on One Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on July 26, 2017 in Tinley Park, IL.
The official Twitter account of the Royal Family tweeted their kind regards with a photo of McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, who supported her rock star husband during the ceremony. "Congratulations Sir @PaulMcCartney who has been made a #CompanionofHonour at Buckingham Palace today for his lasting contribution to music in the UK and Worldwide," read the caption.
King George V founded the Order of the Companions Honour in 1917, which is given as a reward for outstanding achievements to citizens of the Commonwealth realms. McCartney receives the honor 20 years after he was knighted by the Queen.
Check out the Royal Family's announcement tweet below.
Congratulations Sir @PaulMcCartney who has been made a #CompanionofHonour at Buckingham Palace today for his lasting contribution to music in the UK and Worldwide. pic.twitter.com/f6QAQKInWr— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 4 de mayo de 2018
Sir Paul McCartney has joined an exclusive club by being made a Companion of Honour – a group containing only 65 people at any one time. The Queen presented him with the award this morning.#5News | #Investiture | #Royals | @PaulMcCartney | @simonvigar5 pic.twitter.com/TUdDufJvSS— 5News (@5_News) 4 de mayo de 2018
Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell arrive for his Investiture at Buckingham Palace
Sir Paul McCartney is made a Companion of Honour by the Queen (Yui Mok/PA)