Sir Paul McCartney is awarded the Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II

Sir Paul McCartney is awarded the Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II

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Sir Paul McCartney was awarded the Companion of Honour for Contribution to the Arts on Friday, May 4, in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.

The award, bestowed upon Macca by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is "reward for outstanding achievements and is conferred upon a limited number of persons for whom this special distinction seems to be the most appropriate form of recognition, constituting an honour disassociated either from the acceptance of title or the classification of merit."

McCartney, who was awarded an MBE in 1965 and knighted in 1997, posted about the honor on his social media pages stating “I see this as a huge honour for me and my family and I think of how proud my Liverpool mum and dad would have been to see this.”

Macca isn't the only Beatle to be honored by the Queen this year. Drummer Ringo Starr received his long overdue knighthood in March, with a ceremony also held in Buckingham Palace.