Knighthood for Kennedy

Senator Ted Kennedy will soon join the esteemed ranks of Ronald Reagan, General Norman Schwarzkopf, and Steven Spielberg. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to announce Queen Elizabeth II’s intention to grant the ailing politician an honorary knighthood during his address to a joint session of Congress today. According to the BBC, the 77-year-old politician will receive the honor for his “services to the U.S.-U.K. relationship and to Northern Ireland.” Since 1952, when the Queen took the throne, only 85 distinguished U.S. citizens have been awarded the honor.