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Elton John will receive ‘Companion Of Honor’ from Queen Elizabeth

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Elton John performed songs from his new album Wonderful Crazy Night out February 5, as well as classic hits, on January 13th at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Island Records)

Elton John is set for yet another royal salute, according to Deadline. The “Rocketman,” who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth back in 1998 for “services to music and charitable services,” will receive the prestigious Companion of Honor, which was founded in 1917 and consists of the Queen and a maximum 65 other members. According to the rules, only when one member dies another candidate can be selected as a Companion of the Queen.

Olivia Newton-John was also on the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List for 2020, receiving a damehood, with director Sam Mendes earning a knighthood. The awards are handed out once a year and recognize the outstanding achievements of 1,097 people across the UK. In 2018 Paul McCartney also became a Companion of Honor.