Non-British citizens receiving an honorary knighhood many not call themselves “Sir”. Is that correct?
I seen to remember “Sir Bob Geldof”. He’s Irish if I’m not mistaken. I also remember “Sir” Allen Stanford of Stanford Group (and his $9.2 billion Ponzi scheme) who was knighted in 2006 by Antigua (part of the British Commonwealth) but he’s a 5th generation Texan.
So what is the deal on knighthoods for non-British citizens and can they call themselves Sir or not?
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