Queen Elizabeth sees a knight in Lugar

Yeas and Nays,Politics,Alicia M. Cohn

Former Sen. Richard Lugar gave up the Senate last year but gains a knighthood on Tuesday. British Ambassador Peter Westmacott will preside at a private ceremony bestowing the honorary title Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Since Lugar hails from Indiana, not Britain (although he studied at Oxford), he cannot use the honorific "sir."

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