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Presidents You Didn’t Know Were Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
- November 28, 2018
During her long reign over the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II has met numerous presidents of the United States. She hasn’t yet met Donald Trump. And some people don’t think that she ever will, since he already canceled a trip to the United Kingdom (and doesn’t seem to be winning many fans among the British people). But Trump could still be in the running for a high honor bestowed by the monarch: an honorary knighthood.
In fact, several U.S. presidents have been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. And if you look at one characteristic that those presidents had in common, it seems that Donald Trump could be next.
How do you become a knight?
When the queen knights a president, what does that really mean? As Mental Floss notes, the British government has awarded spots in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire since 1917. The Order originally honored civilian and military behavior during wartime. But as Mental Floss notes, it quickly expanded to honor peacetime achievements, too.
The order has five separate ranks. At the top is the Knight Grand Cross (Dame Grand Cross for women). Then comes the Knight Commander (Dame Commander for women). Achieving either of those two ranks counts as a knighthood. And several U.S. presidents have achieved the very top honor.
Next: How do you address a president who’s also a knight?
‘Sir’ or ‘Mr. President’?
People who are knighted can add “Sir” or “Dame” to their names. But anyone who’s not British — say, the president of the United States — is only eligible for an honorary knighthood. That means that even though the queen has made these people knights, they can’t ask others to call them “Sir.” So the American presidents knighted by Queen Elizabeth II can’t get people to call them “Sir” just because of their knighthood.
On the other hand, it’s (American) protocol to address the president as “Mr. President” the first time you speak, and “Sir” for the remainder of your conversation. But when they visit with Queen Elizabeth II, maybe the protocol is to stick with “Mr. President” instead of “Sir.”
Next: This president was the first to be knighted.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Associated Press reports that Dwight D. Eisenhower numbers among the presidents who have had honorary knighthoods. But interestingly enough, he already had his knighthood when he moved in the White House in 1952 — and Queen Elizabeth II didn’t bestow it upon him. In fact, King George VI conferred Britain’s exclusive Order of Merit (much more exclusive than knighthood) on Eisenhower. And Eisenhower also became a member of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross.
But Eisenhower didn’t just earn a British knighthood. In fact, Eisenhower earned a Danish knighthood for his actions during World War II, when he ran the Allied campaign against Adolf Hitler. As the NY Daily News explains, King Christian X of Denmark awarded Eisenhower the knighthood in the Order of the Elephant.
Next: Queen Elizabeth II knighted this president.
The Associated Press reports that Ronald Reagan was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath. This knighthood was awarded by Queen Elizabeth II. “The government, which had not bestowed this rank on an American since the war, dusted it off in 1989 for Reagan, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s conservative soul mate,” AP explains.
As The New York Times reported at the time, Reagan said, “I feel greatly honored” as he left Buckingham Palace with a box containing the insignia of the knighthood: a star, badge, and red silk sash. The queen, standing beside Reagan, reportedly said, “Don’t drop them.” The Times also noted that “most British honors are made on the recommendation of the prime minister and formally awarded by the Queen.”
Next: Queen Elizabeth II also honored this president with a knighthood.
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush joined Reagan in being named a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath. (That’s the highest honorary rank that Britain can bestow upon a foreigner.) The Associated Press referred to Bush as “a Texas Yankee in Queen Elizabeth’s court” after he received an honorary knighthood at Buckingham Palace.
At the time, Deseret News noted that according to British officials, the award “marked the close relationship between the Republican president and Britain’s Conservative government, particularly during the gulf war.”
Next: The presidents who became knights all have this trait in common.