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Honorary knighthoods

Right, so Bill Gates was given an "honorary knighthood" - as opposed to what? A real knighthood? It is not as if knights of the realm dress up in armour, get on their horses and go off and fight for the monarch.

"Real" knighthoods* can only be conferred on citizens of Commonwealth countries. America ejected itself from what became the Commonwealth 250 years ago.

* Of course, none of this nonsense is real.

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