List of honorary British Knights


List of honorary British Knights

This is an incomplete list of people who have been created honorary Knights (or Dames) by the British crown, as well as those who have been raised to the two comparable Orders of Chivalry (Order of Merit and Order of the Companions of Honour) and the Royal Victorian Chain, which do not carry titles.

An honorary award is made to a person who is not a citizen of a Commonwealth Realm. They cannot use the title of "Sir" or "Dame", but can use the initials of the award after their names. If such a person later acquires citizenship of a Commonwealth Realm, then any honorary awards are usually made substantive, and in the case of knighthoods and dameships they can begin to use the titles.

Citizens of a country which was a full part of the British Empire when they received the honour (i.e. who were British subjects at the time) were substantive knights or dames, not honorary, although some chose not to use their title after their country became independent. Citizens of British protectorates and mandated territories, however, received honorary awards. Before 1947, Indian princes and citizens of the princely states were made substantive members of the two Indian orders (Order of the Star of India and Order of the Indian Empire), but honorary members of the other orders. Other Indians, however, were made substantive members of all orders.

In recent years, the following numbers of Honorary Knights and Dames have been created (other than Knights and Dames in the Royal Victorian Order, which is the Queen's personal prerogative).

Entertainment and Arts

* Alfred Brendel - KBE (1989)
* Julien Cain - KBE (1952)
* Ralf Dahrendorf - KBE (1982; later became a British national)
* Christian Conrad, Count Danneskjold-Samsöe - KCVO (1904)
* Anna Davies - DBE (2000)
* Plácido Domingo - KBE (2002)
* Antal Doráti - KBE (1983)
* Maurice Druon - KBE
* Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - KBE (1949)
* Naum Gabo - KBE (1973)
* Bernard Haitink - CH (2002), KBE (1977)
* Bob Hope - KBE (1998; he had lost British nationality in 1920)British nationality was automatically lost by naturalisation in a non-Commonwealth country (such as the United States) prior to 1 January 1949. See History of British nationality law]
* Magnus Magnusson - KBE (1989)
* Yehudi Menuhin - KBE (1965; later became a British national)
* Spike Milligan - KBE (2001)
* Ettore Modigliani - KBE (1930)
* Arnaldo Momigliano - KBE (1974)
* Lewis Mumford - KBE (1975)
* Ann Murray - DBE (2002) [This is the Irish mezzo-soprano, not the Canadian popular singer Anne Murray.]
* Iris Origo - DBE (1977)
* Eugene Ormandy - KBE (1976)
* Ignacy Jan Paderewski - GBE (1925)
* Roberto Paribeni - KBE (1930)
* Murray Perahia - KBE (2004)
* Mario Praz - KBE (1962)
* Andre Previn - KBE
* Arthur Rubinstein - KBE (1977)
* Georg Solti - KBE (1971; later became a British national)
* Steven Spielberg - KBE (2001)
* William Trevor - KBE (2002)
* Terry Wogan - KBE (2005; later took dual Irish/British nationality)
* James Wolfensohn - KBE (1995; previously an Australian citizen, but became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1980)Australian citizenship was in general automatically lost by adult naturalization in another country before 4 April 2002]
* Franco Zeffirelli - KBE (2004)

Politics and Government

* Duke of Alba de Tormes - GCVO (1902)
* Emeka Anyaoku - GCVO (2000)
* Count d'Arnoso - GCVO (1903), KCVO
* Franz Joseph von Auersperg - GCVO (1904)
* Joseph Avenol - KBE (1921)
* Antonio Jose d'Avila - KCVO (1903)
* Ayub Khan - GCMG, Royal Victorian Chain
* August Graf Bellegarde - KCVO (1903)
* Alexis Prince Bentheim und Steinfurt - GCVO (1904)
* Hermann Baron von Bilfinger - GCVO (1904)
* Anatol Biogot de Saint-Quentin - GCVO (1904)
* Robert, Count of Bourboulon - GCVO (1905)
* Henri, Marquis de Breteuil - KCVO (1904)
* George H. W. Bush - GCB (1993)
* Nicolae Ceauşescu - GCB (1978; rescinded 1989)
* Anson Chan - GCMG (2002)British Dependent Territories citizens solely connected with Hong Kong by birth, descent or naturalisation lost that status on 30 June 1997 if a citizen of another country, including the Peoples Republic of China. This provision applied to most ethnic Chinese British nationals in Hong Kong. Those who wished to do so were allowed to retain British nationality by registering for "British National (Overseas)" status by 1997, but this was optional. See British nationality law and Hong Kong. Those former British Dependent Territories citizens who have acquired British National (Overseas) status remain eligible for substantive knighthoods. In all other cases a knighthood awarded on or after 1 July 1997 is honorary if the recipient is not otherwise a British national or citizen of another Commonwealth Realm.]
* Chentung Liang-Chang - KCMG, KCVO (1909)
* Cherif Pasha - GCSI (1878)
* Eduard Graf Choloniewski Myszka - KCVO (1903)
* Prospero Colonna - GCVO (1903)
* Abel Combarieu - GCVO (1903)
* Émile Combes - GCVO (1903)
* Karl Graf Coudenhove - GCVO (1904)
* Philippe Crozier - KCVO (1898)
* Christian Frederik, Count Danneskjold-Samsöe - GCVO (1904)
* Théophile Delcassé - GCVO (1903)
* Johan Deuntzer - GCVO (1904)
* Alphonse Deville - GCVO (1903)
* António Ramalho Eanes - Royal Victorian Chain (1985)
* Gustavus Ernest of Erbach-Schönberg - GCVO (1900)
* Hussein Fakhry Pasha - KCMG (1902)
* Luiz Coutinho Borges de Medeiros, Marquis of Fayal - GCVO (1909)
* Tassilo Graf Festétics de Tolna - GCVO (1904)
* Antonio, Count of Figueiro - GCVO (1905)
* Arturo Frondizi - GCMG (1960)
* Eduardo Galhardo - KCIE (1901)
* Romeo Gallenga-Stuart - KBE
* Maumoon Abdul Gayoom - GCMG (2000)
* Cesare Gianotti - GCVO (1903)
* Rudolph W. Giuliani - KBE (2002)
* Balbino Giuliano - GBE (1930)
* Agenor Graf Goluchowski von Goluchowo - GCVO (1903)
* Alan Greenspan - KBE (2002)
* Leopold Baron von Gudenus - KCVO (1903)
* Václav Havel - GCB (1996)
* Gustav Heinemann - GCB (1972)
* Count Basil Hendrikov - GCVO (1909)
* Sassoon Effendi Heskail - KBE
* Harri Holkeri - KBE (1999)
* Mohammed Ikramullah - KCMG (1961)
* Ito Yukichi - KCVO (1905)
* Dato Onn Bin Ja'Afar - KBE (1953)
* Muhammad Hasan Jan - GCVO
* Martin Baron von Jenisch - GCVO (1908)
* Bhim Shumshere Jung - GCSI (1931), KCSI (1917), KCVO
* Judha Shumshere Jung - GCSI (1935), GCIE, KCIE (1917)
* Kajetan von Kapos-Mére - KCVO (1903)
* Hamid Karzai - GCMG (2003)
* Abera Kassa - KBE (1932)
* Erich Graf Kielmansegg - GCVO (1904), KCVO (1903)
* Kim Dae-jung - GCB, GCMG
* Helmut Kohl - GCMG
* Julius, Count Krag Juel Vind Frijs - KCVO (1904)
* Magens, Count Krag Juel Vind Frijs - KCVO (1904)
* John Kufuor - GCB (2007)
* Husein Kuli Khan - KCIE (1902)
* Pier Francesco, Marchese di Lajatico - KCVO (1903)
* Pierre-Olivier Lapie - KBE
* Alfred, Marquis de Lau d'Allemand - KCVO (1904)
* Jose d'Almeida Correa de Sa, Marquis of Lavradio - GCVO (1909)
* Lee Kuan Yew - GCMG (1972), CH (1970)
* Hans Ritter von Lex - KBE (1961)
* Wenceslau de Lima - GCVO (1903)
* Joseph Luns - CH (1971)
* Heinrich Graf Lützow zu Drey Lützow - KCVO (1903)
* Sayyed Abdelrahman el-Mahdi - KBE (1926)
* Mohammed Pasha Mahmud - GCMG (1929)
* Nelson Mandela - OM (1995)
* Ferdinand Meldahl - GCVO (1904)
* Paul Metternich - GCVO (1901)
* Andreas Michalakopoulos - KBE
* Mirza Hussein Khan - GCSI (1873)
* George J. Mitchell - GBE (1999)
* François Mitterrand - GCB, Royal Victorian Chain (1992)
* Joachim Moltke - GCVO (1896)
* Felipe, Duke of Montellano - GCVO (1905)
* Alfred Prince von Montenuovo - GCVO (1903)
* Kengo Mori - KBE (1927)
* Robert Mugabe - KCB (1994; rescinded 2008)
* Benito Mussolini - GCB (1923; rescinded 1940)
* Muhammad Tawfiq Nasim Pasha - GCMG (1920)
* Ameer Ibrahim Nasir - KBE (1972)
* Constantin Freiherr von Neurath - GCVO (1904)
* Nubar Pasha - GCSI (1896)
* Waldemar Oldenburg - KCVO (1904)
* Ignacy Jan Paderewski - GBE (1925)
* Manuel Augusto Pereira da Cunha - KCVO (1903)
* Hasan Khan Pirnia - GCMG (1907)
* Byron Price - KBE (1948)
* Husain Khan Qazvini - GCSI (1873)
* Mahdi Quli Khan-e Qajar Quyunlu - KCMG (1889)
* Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - OM (1963)
* Tunku Abdul Rahman - CH (1961)
* Wenceslau Ramirez de Villa-Urrutia - GCVO (1905)
* Abdul Razak - GCMG (1972)
* Ronald Reagan - GCB (1989)
* Carl Baron von der Recke - KCVO (1905)
* Eck Baron von Reischach - GCVO (1904)
* Hugo Freiherr von Reischach - KCVO (1897)
* Oswald Baron von Richthofen - GCVO (1904)
* Charles de Rocca-Serra - KCMG (1917)
* Ernst von Röder - KCVO (1902)
* Roh Moo-hyun - GCB (2004)
* Carlos Roma du Bocage - GCVO (1909)
* F. W. F. Rosenstand - KCVO (1901)
* Friedrich von Ruexleben - KCVO (1905)
* Dean Rusk - KBE (1976)
* Saba Pasha - KCMG (1907)
* Antonio Vasco de Mello Silva Cezar e Menezes, Count of Sabugosa - GCVO (1909)
* Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun - KCMG (1926)
* Safvet Pasha - GCSI (1878)
* Mohammed Said Pasha - GCMG (1912)
* Saito Momotaro - GCVO (1905)
* Mariano, Duke of Santo Mauro - GCVO (1905)
* Justin de Selves - GCVO (1903)
* Fernando Eduardo de Serpa Pimentel - KCVO (1903)
* Eduard Shevardnadze - GCMG (2000)
* Said Shoucair Pasha - KBE (1924)
* Ismail Sirry Pasha - KCMG (1913)
* Duke of Sotomayor - GCVO (1902)
* Georges de Staal - GCVO (1902)
* Dirk Stikker - GCVO (1958), GBE (1951)
* Karl Friedrich von Strenge - KCVO (1899)
* Suharto - GCB (1974)
* Cevdet Sunay - KCB (1967)
* Count Tarouca - GCVO (1903)
* Clément Thomas - GCIE (1893)
* Nicholas Thon - GCVO (1905), KCVO
* Josip Broz Tito - GCB (1972)
* Tommaso Tittoni - GCVO (1903)
* Ali El Tom - KBE (1926)
* Karl Prince Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg - GCVO (1904)
* Alexander Trepoff - KCMG (1916)
* Antonio Villaça - GCVO (1904)
* Count Carl Wachtmeister - KCVO (1908)
* Rudolf de Weede - KCVO (1904)
* Caspar Weinberger - GBE (1988)
* Richard von Weizsäcker - Royal Victorian Chain (1992)
* John Gilbert Winant - OM (1947)
* August von Wöllwarth-Lauterburg - GCVO (1900)
* Robert Worcester - KBE (2004; later became a British national)
* Ketema Yifru - KCMG (1965)
* Giuseppe Zanardelli - GCVO (1903)
* Jose Zarco de Camara, Count of Ribeira Grande - GCVO (1904)
* Zulfikar Pasha - KBE (1920)

Diplomatic

* Abderrahman bin Abdelsadok - KCVO (1903)
* Winthrop W. Aldrich - KBE (1957)
* Henry Angst - KCMG (1906)
* Walter Annenberg - KBE (1976)
* Frants Bille - GCVO (1904)
* Antonio Chiaramonte Bordonaro - GBE (1930)
* Paul Cambon - GCVO (1903)
* Andrew Clasen - GCVO (1968)
* Timoor al-Daghistani - GCVO (2001)
* John W. Davis - GBE (1953)
* Hermann von Eckhardtstein - KCVO (1902)
* Léon Geoffray - GCVO (1908)
* Lloyd Griscom - KCMG (1919)
* Slavko Grouitch - KBE
* Gunnar Hägglöf - GCVO
* Hayashi Tadasu - GCVO (1905)
* Pedro Felipe Iñiguez - KCVO (1919)
* Louis Joxe - KBE (1952)
* Ferdinand de Lesseps - GCSI (1870)
* Li Ching Fong - GCVO (1909), KCVO (1896)
* Li Hung Chang - GCVO (1896)
* Dimitry Metaxas - GCVO (1905)
* Armand Mollard - KCVO (1903)
* Nazir ul Mulk - GCMG (1897)
* Willem J. Oudendyk - KCMG
* Alberto Pansa - GCVO (1903)
* Wilfried Platzer - GCVO
* Luis Polo de Bernabé - GCVO (1905)
* Muhsin Rais - GCVO (1948)
* Rodrigo Saavedra y Vinent, 2nd Marques de Villalobar - KCVO
* Sergey Sazonov - GCB (1916)
* Comte de Serionne - KCMG (1917)
* Marquis de Soveral - GCMG, GCVO (1902)
* Eduardo Abranches de Soveral - MVO (1957)
* Ismael Tocornal - GCVO (1919)
* Dimitri Tzokoff - KCVO (1905)

Military

* Jean Abrial - KCB (1940)
* Alfredo Acton - KCB
* Christian Arendrup - GCVO (1904)
* Ferdinand von Arnim - KCVO (1900)
* Gustav von Arnim - GCVO (1900)
* Henry H. Arnold - GCB
* V. G. Balck - KCMG
* Edouard Barrera - KCVO (1897)
* Jose de Bascaran y Federico - GCVO (1905)
* Friedrich Graf von Baudissin - KCVO (1904)
* Anton Baron von Bechtolsheim - GCVO (1903)
* Walter Bedell Smith - GBE (1945), KCB (1944)
* Prince Konstantin Belosselsky-Belozersky - GCVO (1909)
* John Biddle - KCB (1918)
* Georges Blanchard - KCB (1940)
* Tasker H. Bliss - GCMG (1918)
* Leopoldo Boado y Montes - KCVO (1905)
* Friedrich von Bock und Polack - GCVO (1904)
* Petar Bojović - GCMG (1918)
* Augustin Boué de Lapeyrère - KCB (1915)
* Omar Bradley - KCB
* Guilherme Augusto de Brito Capello - KCVO (1902)
* Hermenegildo de Brito Capello - GCVO (1904), KCVO (1903)
* Herrmann von Broizem - GCVO (1904)
* Karl Baron von Bronn - KCVO (1909)
* Ugo Brusati - GCVO (1903)
* Wilhelm Büchsel - GCVO (1904)
* Luigi Cadorna - GCB (1915)
* François Certain Canrobert - GCB
* Ivan Chaghin - KCVO (1909)
* Chiang Kai-shek - GCB (1942)
* Mark W. Clark - KBE (1944)
* Wesley Clark - KBE (2000)
* Henri de la Croix - GCVO (1903)
* William Joseph Donovan - KBE
* James Doolittle - KCB (1944)
* A. M. J. Dor de Lastours - KCMG (1915)
* Antonio Duartt e Silva - KCVO (1903)
* Émile Dubois - GCVO (1903)
* Karl von Eisendecher - GCVO (1904)
* Dwight D. Eisenhower - GCB (1945), OM (1945)
* Maximilian von Engelbrechten - KCVO (1904)
* François Ernest-Fournier - GCVO (1903)
* Prince Louis Esterházy - GCVO (1902)
* Marie-Pierre de Fauque de Jonquières - KCMG (1915)
* Francisco Joaquim Ferreira do Amaral - KCVO (1903)
* Max Fischel - KCVO (1904)
* Ferdinand Foch - GCB, OM (1918)
* Benoit de Formel de la Laurencie - KBE (1940)
* Tommy Franks - KBE (2004)
* Giovanni Frigerio - GCVO (1903)
* Yasumasa Fukushima - KCB
* Luis Gomez Carreño - KCVO (1919)
* William Gorgas - KCMG (1920)
* Emile Guépratte - KCB (1916)
* Albert Guérisse - KBE
* Alexis Hagron - KCVO (1898)
* Leopold Ritter von Jedina - KCVO (1903)
* Joseph Joffre - GCB, OM (1919)
* Kamio Mitsuomi - GCMG (1915)
* Kato Sadakichi - GCMG (1915)
* Gustav von Kessel - GCVO (1901)
* Alan Kirk - KCB (1943)
* Hans von Koester - GCVO (1904)
* Wenzel Freiherr Kotz von Dobrz - GCVO (1904)
* Marian Kukiel - KCB
* Jean de Lattre de Tassigny - GCB (1952)
* J. M. E. G. Lefevre - KCMG (1915)
* André Lemonnier - KCB
* Waldemar Lemvigh - KCVO (1904)
* Milans Leon - KCVO (1905)
* Rudolf Prince von und zu Liechtenstein - GCVO (1903)
* Alfred von Loewenfeld - GCVO (1905), KCVO (1902)
* Douglas MacArthur - GCB
* Comte de Maigret - KCVO (1899)
* Pio Carlo di Majo - KCVO (1903)
* Mikhail Malinin - KBE (1945)
* Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim - GBE (1938)
* Peyton March - GCMG (1918)
* Peter Markoff - GCVO (1905)
* George Marshall - GCB
* Rodolphe Maton - KBE (1955)
* Hugo Graf Mensdorff-Pouilly - KCVO (1904)
* Živojin Mišić - GCMG (1916), KCB (1915)
* Helmuth von Moltke the Younger - KCVO (1901)
* Anne de Montmorency - KG (1532)
* Enrico Morin - GCVO (1903)
* Edward von Müller - GCVO (1897)
* François de Negrier - GCVO (1898)
* Chester Nimitz - GCB
* Maresuke Nogi - GCB
* Hély d'Oissel - KCB (1915)
* Kuwashi Okazawa - GCVO
* Oyama Iwao - OM (1906)
* Eduard Graf Paar - GCVO (1903)
* Adolf Palander - GCVO (1908)
* Alexander Papagos - GBE (1941)
* Ettore Pedotti - GCVO (1903)
* John J. Pershing - GCB (1918)
* Philippe Pétain - GCMG
* Nobile Porro - GCMG (1915)
* Colin Powell - KCB (1993)
* Felice, Conti di Quinto - GCVO (1904)
* Karl Freiherr von Röder - KCVO (1904)
* Hugh Rodman - KCB (1918)
* Konstantin Rokossovsky - KCB (1945)
* Garcia Rosado - KCMG
* Sah Chen-ping - KCMG (1909)
* Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. - KCB (1993)
* Brent Scowcroft - KBE (1993)
* Baron von Seckendorff - GCVO (1904)
* Fernando de Serpa Pimentel - KCVO (1909)
* W. S. Sims - GCMG (1918)
* Rudolf Slatin - KCMG, KCVO (1909)
* Leighton W. Smith, Jr. - KBE (1997)
* Carl Spaatz - GBE (1945), KBE (1944)
* George Squier - KCMG
* Stepa Stepanović - GCMG (1918)
* Joseph Strauss - KCMG (1918)
* Tamemoto Kuroki - GCMG
* Giichi Tanaka - GBE, KCMG
* Alfred von Tirpitz - GCVO (1904)
* Togo Heihachiro - OM (1906), GCVO
* Emilio Vaglia - GCVO (1903)
* Friederich Wahle - KCVO (1904)
* Yamagata Aritomo - OM (1906)
* Nikolai Yermoloff - KCVO (1905)
* George Zachariae - KCVO (1901)
* Georgy Zhukov - GCB (1945)

Business

* Auguste-Louis-Albéric, prince d'Arenberg - GCSI (1909)
* Ariyoshi Yoshiya - KBE
* Ralph Melton Bateman - KBE (1975)
* Antonin Besse - KBE
* Henri Deterding - KBE (1920)
* S. S. Eriks - KBE (1961)
* Niall FitzGerald - KBE (2002)
* Bill Gates - KBE (2004)
* Lou Gerstner
* Paul Getty - KBE (1987; later became a British national)
* Carlos Ghosn - KBE (2006)
* Cecil H. Green (he lost British nationality on becoming a US citizen before 1949)
* Sam E. Jonah - KBE (2003)
* Leyland Jordan - KBE
* Kim Sang Man - KBE (1981)
* Gerrit Klijnstra - KBE
* Jonkheer Loudon - KBE (1960)
* Akio Morita - KBE (1993)
* Masaru Shinchi- KBE (2002)
* Paul Rykens - KBE (1959)
* Edgar Sengier - KBE (1956)
* Antonio Joaquim Simoes de Almeida - KCVO (1903)
* Peter Sutherland - KCMG (2004)

Religion

* Zaki Badawi - KBE (2004)
* Billy Graham - KBE (2001)
* Gilbert Helmer - KCVO (1909)
* Sheikh Ali bin Salim - KBE (1929)
* Turian, Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem - KBE (1930)

Royalty

Afghanistan
* Amir Abdur Rahman Khan - GCB (1894), GCSI (1885)Fact|date=December 2007
* Prince Nasrullah Khan - GCMG (1896)Fact|date=December 2007
* King Habibullah Khan - GCB (1907), GCMG (1896)Fact|date=December 2007
* King Amanullah Khan - RVC (1928)Fact|date=December 2007
* Queen Soraya Tarzi - GBE (1928)Fact|date=December 2007
* Prince Muhammad Hasan - GCVO (1928)Fact|date=December 2007
* Princess Razia Begum - DBE (1928)Fact|date=December 2007
* Princess Bibi Khurd - DBE (1928)Fact|date=December 2007
* King Mohammed Zahir Shah - Royal Victorian Chain (1971)Fact|date=December 2007
* Prince Zalmai Mahmud Khan Ghazi - GCVO (1971)Fact|date=December 2007
* Prince Abdul Wali Khan - GCVO (1971)Fact|date=December 2007

Albania
* Prince Wilhelm I - GCVO (1914)
* King Essad Pasha - KCMG (1916)

Aragon
* King Alfonso V - KG (1450)
* King Ferdinand II - KG (1480)

Austria-Hungary
* Emperor Francis I - KG (1814)
* Emperor Franz Joseph I - KG (1867; rescinded 1915), GCVO (1904), Royal Victorian Chain (1904)
* Archduke Franz Ferdinand - KG (1902)
* Archduke Ludwig Victor - GCVO (1903)
* Archduke Leopold Salvator - GCVO (1903)
* Archduke Franz Salvator - GCVO (1903)
* Archduke Rainer - GCVO (1903)

Bahrain
* Sheikh Isa I ibn Ali al-Khalifa - KCIE (1919)
* Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah - KCIE (1935)
* Sheikh Salman ibn Hamad Al-Khalifa - KCMG (1952), KCIE (1943)
* Emir Isa ibn Salman al-Khalifa - GCB (1984), GCMG (1979), KCMG (1964)
* King Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah - KCMG (1979)
* Sheikh Muhammad ibn Mubarak al-Khalifa - GCMG (1984)
* Sheikh Muhammad ibn Khalifa ibn Hamad al-Khalifa - GBE (1984)

Belgium
* King Léopold I - KG (1816)
* King Léopold II - KG (1866)
* King Albert I - KG (1914), GCB
* King Léopold III - KG (1935), Royal Victorian Chain (1937)
* King Baudouin I - KG (1963)

Bhutan
* Maharaja Ugyen Wangchuk - GCIE (1921), KCSI (1911), KCIE (1905)
* Maharaja Jigme Wangchuk - KCIE (1930)

Brazil
* Emperor Pedro II - KG (1871)

Brittany
* Duke John V - KG (1375)

Brunei
* Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam II - KCMG (1920)
* Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin - KBE (1949)
* Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III - GCVO (1972), KCMG (1953)
* Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah - GCB (1992), GCMG (1972)
* Prince Idris - KCVO (1992)
* Prince Jefri Bolkiah - GCVO (1992)
* Prince Muhammad Bolkiah - GCMG (1998)
* Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah - GCVO (1998)

Bulgaria
* King Ferdinand I - GCVO (1904)

Burgundy
* Duke Charles the Bold - KG (1468)

Castile
* King Philip I - KG (1503)

China
* Prince Chun - GCVO
* Prince Tsai Hsun - GCB (1909)

Denmark
* King Eric VII - KG (1404)
* King John - KG (1493)
* King Frederick II - KG (1578)
* King Christian IV - KG (1603)
* King Christian V - KG (1662)
* King Frederick VI - KG (1822)
* King Christian IX - KG (1865)
* King Frederick VIII - KG (1896), GCB, GCVO (1901), Royal Victorian Chain (1902)
* King Christian X - KG (1914)
* King Frederick IX - KG (1951)
* Queen Margrethe II - LG (1979), GCVO, Royal Victorian Chain (1974)

Egypt
* Khedive Isma'il - GCB (1866), GCSI (1868)
* Khedive Tawfiq - GCB (1887), GCSI (1875)
* Khedive Abbas II - GCB (1892), GCMG (1891), GCVO (1900), Royal Victorian Chain (1905)
* Prince Muhammad Ali - GCB (1937), GCMG (1900)
* Sultan Husayn Kamil - GCB (1914)
* King Fuad I - GCB (1917), Royal Victorian Chain (1927)

Ethiopia
* Emperor Menelek II - GCB (1902), GCMG (1897)
* Prince Makonnen Wolde Mikael - KCMG (1902)
* Emperor Iyasu V - GCVO (1911)
* Prince Kassa Hailu ze-Darge - GCVO (1911), GBE (1930)
* Emperor Haile Selassie - KG (1954), GCB (1924), GCMG (1917), GCVO (1930), Royal Victorian Chain (1930)
* Emperor Amha Selassie - GCMG (1958), GCVO (1930), GBE (1932), Royal Victorian Chain (1965)
* Princess Tenagne Worq - DBE (1932)
* Prince Makonnen Haile Selassie - GCVO (1954)
* Princess Sebla-Wangel Desta - DCVO (1965)
* Prince Asserate Kassa - GCVO (1965)

Florence
* Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici - KG (1514)

France
* King Francis I - KG (1527)
* King Henry II - KG (1551)
* King Charles IX - KG (1564)
* King Henry III - KG (1575)
* King Henry IV - KG (1590)
* King Louis XVIII - KG (1814)
* King Charles X - KG (1825)
* King Louis-Philippe - KG (1844)
* Emperor Napoleon III - KG (1855)
* Empress Eugénie - GBE (1919)

Germany

*Anhalt
** Prince Aribert - GCB (1891)

*Baden
** Grand Duke Friedrich I - KG (1906), GCVO (1905)

*Battenberg
** Prince Francis Joseph - GCVO (1897), KCB

*Brandenburg
** Elector Frederick William - KG (1654)

*Brunswick or Hanover
** Duke William the Victorious, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg - KG (1450)
** Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick-Bevern - KG (1759)
** Duke George William of Brunswick-Lüneburg - KG (1690)
** Elector George Louis - KG (1701; later King George I of Great Britain)
** Prince George Augustus of Brunswick-Lüneburg - KG (1706; later King George II of Great Britain)
** Duke Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of Brunswick-Lüneburg - KG (1765)
** Duke William of Brunswick-Lüneburg - KG (1831)
** Duke Christian of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel - KG (1624)

*The German Empire (before 1850 see Prussia
** Emperor Friedrich III - KG (1858)
** Emperor Wilhelm I - KG (1861)
** Emperor Wilhelm II - KG (1879; rescinded 1915), GCVO (1899; rescinded 1915?), Royal Victorian Chain (1902)
** Crown Prince Wilhelm - KG (1901; rescinded 1915)
** Prince Heinrich - KG (1889; rescinded 1915), Royal Victorian Chain (1902)
** Prince Friedrich Leopold - GCVO (1899)
** Prince Eitel Friederich - GCVO (1904)
** Prince August Wilhelm - GCVO (1904)
** Prince Oskar - GCVO (1904)
** Prince Joachim - GCVO (1904)

*Hesse
** Grand Duke Ludwig III of Hesse and by Rhine - KG (1865)
** Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine - KG (1862)
** Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine - KG (1892; rescinded 1915), RVC (1902)
** Landgrave Wilhelm IX of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) - KG (1786)

*Kinsky
** Karl, Prince Kinsky von Wchynitz und Tettau - GCVO (1905)

*Leiningen
** Prince Charles - KG (1837)
*The Palatinate
** Elector Frederick V - KG (1612)
** Elector Karl II - KG (1680)

*Prussia See also The German Empire
** King Frederick I - KG (1690)
** King Frederick William III - KG (1814)
** King Frederick William IV - KG (1842)
** Emperor Friedrich III - KG (1858)(on becoming son-in-law of Queen Victoria when a Prince of Prussia)
** Emperor Wilhelm I - KG (1861) (on becoming King of Prussia)

*Reuss
** Henry XXX, Prince Reuss - GCVO (1900)

*Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
** Duke Ernst I - KG (1838)
** Duke Carl Eduard - KG (1902; rescinded 1915), GCVO (1901)
** Duke Friderich III - KG (1741)
** Duke Ernst Ludwig - KG (1790)

*Saxe-Meiningen
** Duke Bernard - KG (1830)

*Saxe-Weissenfels
** Duke John Adolphus - KG (1745)

*Saxony
** Elector John George II - KG (1668)
** Elector John George IV - KG (1692)
** King Frederick Augustus II - KG (1842)
** King Albert - KG (1882)

*Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
** Duke Friedrich - GCVO (1905)
** Prince Albert - GCVO (1904)

*Wied also the Royal House of Albania
** Prince Wilhelm - GCVO (1904)

*Württemberg
** Duke Frederick I - KG (1597)
** King William I - KG (1830)
** King Karl I - KG (1890)
** King William II - KG (1904; rescinded 1915)

Gojjam
* Prince Hailu Takla-Haymaynot - KBE (1924)

Greece
* King George I - KG (1876), GCVO (1901), Royal Victorian Chain (1905)
* King George II - KG (1938)
* Prince Andrew - GCVO (1902)
* King Paul - KG (1963)
* Prince Nicholas - GCVO (1901)

Hejaz
* King Hussein - GCB (1920)
* King Ali - GBE (1920)

Holland
* Count William VI - KG (1390)

Holy Roman Empire
* Emperor Sigismund - KG (1415)
* Emperor Albert II - KG (1438)
* Emperor Frederick III - KG (1457)
* Emperor Maximilian I - KG (1489)
* Emperor Charles V - KG (1508)
* Emperor Ferdinand I - KG (1522)
* Emperor Maximilian II - KG (1567)
* Emperor Rudolf II - KG (1578)

India-see List of Honorary Knighthoods in India

Iran (Persia)
* Shah Nasser-al-Din - KG (1873)
* Prince Sultan Masud - GCSI (1887)
* Prince Vajihullah - GCMG (1897)
* Shah Mozaffar-al-Din - KG (1903)
* Prince Abul Fath - GCMG (1903)
* Prince Abul Husain - GCMG (1916)
* Prince Ismail - KCSI (1916)
* Prince Firuz - GCMG (1919)
* Prince Husain Quli - GCVO (1919)
* Prince Asadullah - KCVO (1919)
* Prince Muhammad Husain - KCVO (1919)
* Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - GCB (1942), Royal Victorian Chain (1948)
* Prince Yadullah - GCMG (1961)

Iraq
* King Faisal I - GCB (1933), GCMG (1927), Royal Victorian Chain (1918)
* Prince Zeid - GCVO (1956), GBE (1920)
* Crown Prince Abdul Illah - GCB (1956), GCMG (1942), GCVO (1943)
* King Faisal II - GCVO (1952), Royal Victorian Chain (1956)
* Prince Ra'ad - GCVO (1984), KCVO (1966)

Italy
* King Victor Emmanuel II - KG (1855)
* King Umberto I - KG (1878)
* King Victor Emmanuel III - KG (1891)

Japan
* Emperor Mutsuhito - KG (1905)
* Emperor Yoshihito - KG (1912)
* Emperor Hirohito - KG (1929; rescinded 1941; restored 1971), GCB, GCVO
* Emperor Akihito - KG (1998)

Johor
* Sultan Ibrahim - GCMG (1916), GBE (1935), KCMG (1897), KBE (1918)
* Sultan Ismail - KBE (1937)

Jordan
* King Abdullah I - GCMG (1935), GBE (1920), KCMG (1927)
* King Hussein I - GCB (1984), GCVO (1953), Royal Victorian Chain (1966)
* Prince Hussein - GCVO (1966)
* Prince Muhammad - GCVO (1984)
* Prince Hassan - GCVO (1984)
* Princess Basma - GCVO (2001)
* King Abdullah II - GCB (2001), GCMG (1999), KCVO (1984)
* Prince Ali - KCVO (2001)

Kedah
* Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah - KCMG (1911)
* Sultan Tunku Mahmud - KBE (1935)
* Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim - GCB (1972)

Kelantan
* Sultan Mohamed IV - KCMG (1922)

Korea
* Emperor Gojong - GCIE (1900)

Kuwait
* Sheikh Salim al-Mubarak al-Sabah - KCSI (1914), KCIE (1911)
* Sheikh 'Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah - KCSI (1944), KCIE (1930)
* Sheikh 'Abd Allah III al-Salim al-Sabah - GCMG (1959) KCMG (1952)
* Emir Sabah III al-Salim al-Sabah - KCMG (1959)
* Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah - GCB (1995), GCMG (1979)

Lahej
* Sultan Abdul Karim bin Fadhl bin Ali - KCMG (1935), KCIE (1918)

Liechtenstein
* Prince Eduard Victor - KCVO (1909)

Luxembourg
* Grand Duke Jean - KG (1972)
* Grand Duke Henri - GCVO

The Maldives
* Sultan Mohammed Farid Didi - KCMG (1961)

Mecklenburg-Strelitz
* Duke Adolf Friedrich IV - KG (1764)
* Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm - KG (1862)

Milan
* Duke Francesco I - KG (1463)

Mohammerah
* Sheikh Khazal Khan - GCIE (1916), KCSI (1914), KCIE (1910)Montenegro
* King Nicholas I - GCVO, KCVO (1897)

Montmorency
* François, Duke of Montmorency - KG (1572)

Morocco
* Sultan Abdelaziz - GCB (1901)
* Sultan Kapil Talwalkar - GCB (1914)
* Sultan Yusef - GCMG (1917)
* King Hassan II - RVC (1980)
* King Mohammed VI - GCVO (1980)

Naples
* King Ferdinand I - KG (1463)
* King Alphonso II - KG (1493)

Negri Sembilan
* Yang di Pertuan Besar Tunku Mohamed - GCMG (1931), KCMG (1916), KCVO1961

Nepal
*Rana Dynasty
** Jang Bahadur - GCB (1858)
** Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCB (1905), GCMG (1919), GCVO (1911)
** Bhim Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCMG (1931), KCVO (1911)
** Sher Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KBE (1919)]
** Baber Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCVO (1946), GBE (1919)
** Padma Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GBE (1920)
** Tej Shamsher Jang Bahdur Rana - KBE (1924)
** Kaiser Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GBE (1937), KBE (1924)
** Bahadur Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GBE (1934), KCB (1945)
** Krishna Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KBE (1937)
** Juddha Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCB (1939)
** Singha Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KBE (1942)
** Nir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCVO (1961), KBE (1945)
** Kiran Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KCVO (1961), KBE (1945)
** Mohan Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCB (1950), GBE (1945)
** Shankar Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GBE (1949), KBE (1946)
** Subarna Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GCVO (1960)
** Arjun Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KCVO (1961)
** Samrajya Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KCVO (1961)
** Nara Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - KCVO (1961)
** Jagdish Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana - GBE (1980)
** Preksha Rajya Lakshmi Devi - GCVO (1986)
*Shah Dynasty
** Prince Himalaya Pratap Bir Bikram Shah - GCMG (1961), GBE (1953)
** Prince Basundhara Bir Bikram Shah - GCMG (1961)
** King Mahendra - Royal Victorian Chain (1961)
** King Birendra - Royal Victorian Chain (1975)
** King Gyanendra - GCMG (1986)
** Prince Dhirendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva - GCMG (1986)

The Netherlands
* Stadtholder Maurice - KG (1612)
* Stadtholder Frederick Henry - KG (1627)
* Stadtholder William II - KG (1645)
* Stadtholder William III - KG (1653; later King William III of England)
* Stadtholder William IV - KG (1733)
* Stadtholder William V - KG (1752)
* King William I - KG (1814)
* King William III - KG (1882)
* Queen Wilhelmina - LG (1944)
* Queen Juliana - LG (1958), Royal Victorian Chain (1950)
* Queen Beatrix - LG (1989), GCVO, Royal Victorian Chain (1982)

Norway
* King Haakon VII - KG (1906), GCB (1896), GCVO (1901), Royal Victorian Chain (1902)
* King Olav V - KG (1959), KT (1962), GCB (1946), GCVO (1923)
* King Harald V - KG (2001), GCVO (1955)

Oman (formerly Muscat and Oman)
* Sultan Turki bin Said - GCSI (1886)
* Sultan Faisal bin Turki - GCIE (1903)
* Sultan Taimur bin Feisal - KCIE (1926)
* Ali bin Salim Al-Busaidy - KBE (1932)
* Sultan Said Bin Taimur - GCMG (1956), GCIE (1945)
* Sultan Qaboos - GCB (1982), GCMG (1976), GCVO (1979)

Ottoman Empire
* Sultan Abd-ul-Mejid I - KG (1856)
* Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz - KG (1867)

Pahang
* Sultan Abdullah - KCMG (1921)

Perak
* Sultan Idris Shah I - GCMG, GCVO (1913)
* Sultan Iskandar - GCMG, KCMG (1921), KCVO
* Raja Chulan - KBE (1930)
* Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah - KCMG (1949)

Perlis
* Rajah Tuan Syed Alwi ibni Almerhum Syed Safi - KBE (1938)

Poland
* King Casimir IV - KG (1450)

Portugal
* King John I - KG (1400)
* Prince Pedro - KG (1427)
* King Edward - KG (1435)
* Prince Henry the Navigator - KG (1443)
* King Afonso V - KG (1447)
* King John II - KG (1482)
* King Manuel I - KG (1510)
* King John VI - KG (1822)
* King Pedro V - KG (1858)
* King Luis I - KG (1865)
* King Carlos I - KG (1895), Royal Victorian Chain (1902)
* Prince Afonso - GCVO (1903)
* Crown Prince Luis Filipe - KG (1902)
* King Manuel II - KG (1909), GCVO (1904)

Romania
* King Charles I - KG (1892)
* King Ferdinand I - KG (1924)
* King Carol II - KG (1938)

Russia
* Emperor Alexander I - KG (1813)
* Emperor Nicholas I - KG (1827)
* Emperor Alexander II - KG (1867)
* Emperor Alexander III - KG (1881)
* Emperor Nicholas II - KG (1893), GCB (1916), Royal Victorian Chain (1904)
* Grand Duke Michael - KG (1902), GCVO (1901)
* Grand Duke Vladimir - GCVO (1903)

Saudi Arabia
* King Fahd - RVC (1987)
* King Abdullah - GCB (1998)

Savoy
* Duke Emmanuel Philibert - KG (1554)
* Prince Emanuele Filiberto - KG (1902)
* Prince Luigi Amedeo - GCVO (1903)
* Prince Victor Emmanuel - GCVO (1903)
* Prince Ferdinando - GCVO (1903)

Scotland
* King James V - KG (1535)
* King James VI - KG (1590; later King James I of England)

Selangor
* Sultan Sulaiman - GCMG (1929), KCMG (1912)
* Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah - KCMG (1938)

Shihr and Mukalla
* Sultan Salih bin Ghalib al Qu'aiti - KCMG (1938)

Spain
* King Philip II - KG (1554)
* King Ferdinand VII - KG (1814)
* King Alfonso XII - KG (1881)
* King Alfonso XIII - KG (1902), GCVO (1897), Royal Victorian Chain (1905)
* King Juan Carlos I - KG (1988), Royal Victorian Chain (1986)

Sweden
* King Gustavus Adolphus - KG (1627)
* King Charles XI - KG (1668)
* King Frederick I - KG (1741)
* King Oscar II - KG (1881)
* King Gustav V - KG (1905), GCVO (1905)
* Prince Eugen - GCVO (1905)
* Prince Carl - GCVO (1904)
* King Gustav VI Adolf - KG (1954), GCVO (1905)
* Prince Wilhelm - GCVO (1905)
* King Carl XVI Gustaf - KG (1983), Royal Victorian Chain (1975)

Taranto
* Prince Henry - KG (1653)

Thailand (formerly Siam)
* King Vajiravudh - GCVO (1902)
* King Bhumibol Adulyadej - Royal Victorian Chain (1960)

Tigray
* Prince Seyum Mangasha - KBE (1924)
* Prince Mangasha Seyum - GCVO (1965)

Tonga
* Queen Salote Tupou III - GCMG (1965), GCVO (1953), GBE (1945), DBE (1932)
* King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV - GCMG (1977), GCVO (1970), KBE (1958)

Trengganu
* Sultan Sulaiman - KCMG (1922)

Yugoslavia
* King Alexander I - GCB, Royal Victorian Chain
* Prince Paul - KG (1939)

Zanzibar
* Sultan Ali bin Said - GCSI (1890)
* Sultan Hamad bin Thuwaini - GCSI (1894)
* Sultan Khalifa bin Harub - GCB (1956), GCMG (1936), GBE (1935), KCMG (1914), KBE (1919)
* Sultan Abdullah bin Khalifa - KBE (1959)
* Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah - GCMG (1963)

cience

* Guglielmo Marconi - GCVO (1914)
* Raymond Sackler - KBE
* Abdus Salam - KBE (1989)
* James D. Watson - KBE (2001)

Medicine

* Don Berwick - KBE (2005)
* Aldo Castellani - KCMG (1928)
* Ara Darzi - KBE (2002; later became a British national)
* Bruce Keogh - KBE (2003; later became a British national)
* Antonio Maria de Lancastre - KCVO (1904)
* Taro Takemi - KBE

Humanitarian

* `Abdu'l-Bahá - KBE (1920)
* Bob Geldof - KBE (1986)
* Paul David Hewson (Bono) - KBE (2007)
* Michael A. Maxwell - KBE (1998)
* Paul Mellon - KBE (1974)
* Albert Schweitzer - OM (1955)
* Mother Teresa - OM (1983)
* Simon Wiesenthal - KBE (2004)

ports

* Pelé - KBE (1997)

Education

* Frank Aydelotte - KBE (1953)
* James Carruthers Ewing - KCIE (1923)

Broadcasting

* Alistair Cooke - KBE (1973; he had lost British nationality in 1941)
* Edward R. Murrow - KBE (1965)

Law

* Arthur Lehman Goodhart - KBE (1948)
* José Martins Pinheiro Neto - KBE (1987)
* Douglas Stephen Sauvé - KBE (1936)
* Friedrich Albert Hänel - KCVO (1901)

Law enforcement

* Johann Ritter von Habrda - KCVO (1904)
* J. Edgar Hoover - KBE (1950)
* Sergei Kruglov - KBE
* Louis Lépine - GCVO (1903)
* Eugen Petersen - KCVO (1904)
* Francisco Maria da Veiga - KCVO (1903)
* Denton Ward Baird - GCVO (1934)

Finance

* Nizam ud-din Khan Ghaffari - KCMG (1903)
* Bertram de Nully Cruger - KBE
* Risto Ryti - KCVO (1934)

Exploration

* Filippo de Filippi - KCIE (1916)
* Sven Hedin - KCIE (1909)

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