QUEEN guitarist Brian May was knighted by the King yesterday at Buckingham Palace.
He was honoured 21 years after performing on the royal residence’s roof.
He played God Save the Queen for late monarch Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee.
May — famed for hits including We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody — was recognised for his services to music and charity.
The 75-year-old rocker said afterwards: “I’m very happy, smiling from ear to ear, particularly because it was the King, which means a lot.
“We discussed the fact that we are of an age and he was wondering if my knees were holding out for the kneeling part of the ceremony.
“I said: ‘Yes, just about’.”
Sir Brian — who is also an astrophysicist and animal welfare advocate — posed with his wife, ex-EastEnders actress Anita Dobson.
And he gave Queen fans a lift when he said: “We’re thinking about touring.
“There’s been times I thought I’d never do it again. But we all seem to be OK.
“If we don’t go out until October or whatever I’ll be working on my fitness from now.”