Monty Python legend Michael Palin bows as he’s knighted by Prince William

Monty Python legend Michael Palin bows as he’s knighted by Prince William


COMEDY legend Michael Palin goes down on one knee to be knighted yesterday.

The broadcaster, 76, who starred as one of the Knights Who Say “Ni!” in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, was honoured by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

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Monty Python legend Michael Palin goes down on one knee to be knighted yesterday[/caption]

Michael and the Prince discussed travel, with Sir Michael resisting the temptation to crack a joke during the investiture at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

“He talked about where I was going next, any parts of the world I really wanted to go that I hadn’t already – to which I normally say Middlesbrough,” the broadcaster said.

Instead he went for the far-flung location of Kazakhstan.

Travel show presenter Michael said: “It’s very, very nice to be recognised.”

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Michael and the Prince discussed travel, with Sir Michael resisting the temptation to crack a joke during the investiture at Buckingham Palace

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Palin, far right, as one of the Knights who say Ni! in Monty Python and the Holy Grail[/caption]


Sir Michael is the only Python to be knighted – but he said John Cleese has turned down the chance.

Cleese refused a CBE in 1996 and said it was a greater honour to have a lemur named after him than it would be receiving a knighthood or peerage.

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