I always think it’s interesting to see who gets honored with some kind of title by the Queen and/or royal family. These days, the Queen outsources some of her knighting and dame-ing duties to Prince Charles and Prince William, although the Queen still shows up for some people. Like, The Queen handled Angelina Jolie’s dame-ing. But the Queen didn’t feel like doing the knighting today, so she sent William in her place. So William was the one to knight Daniel Day-Lewis!
Multiple Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been knighted by the Duke of Cambridge. The 57-year-old Lincoln star, the only person to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, was honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to drama.
Clean-shaven, with short, grey hair and dressed in traditional morning dress, the acclaimed and notably private Anglo-Irish actor declined to speak to the media after being honoured by William. Sir Daniel was made a knight in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June, saying at the time he was “entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure”.
He won his first Oscar for his role as a disabled writer in 1989