Photos: Gates receives knighthood

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II confers honorary knighthood on Microsoft's chairman.

Gates receives knighthood

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates receives honorary knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his charitable works in Commonwealth countries. Gates' wife, Melinda, is at right.

Credit: Owen Humphreys


Gates receives knighthood

Gates displays the medal representing his knighthood as he departs Buckingham Palace with his wife. Because he is not a British or Commonwealth citizen, he cannot use the title "sir."

Credit: Owen Humphreys


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