Honorary Knighthood

When a foreign national receives an honorary knighthood of an order of chivalry he is not entitled to use the prefix ‘Sir’.

In social usage it is not uncommon to find titles conferred by the Sovereign combined with styles emanating from other sources (eg ‘Alderman Sir William Green’, and ‘Professor Sir Edward Hailstone’), though this is deprecated by purists.

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