The title that is only given to the noblest men and women and usually awarded in person by the Queen herself.
The official explanation on how can one become a knight, or a dame goes the following way: "A knighthood, and the female equivalent, a damehood, is an award given by the queen to an individual for a major, long-term, contribution in any activity, usually at a national or international level."
Every year the Queen decides who will receive such an honour as a part of the New Years honours list. Not only the members of the highest echelons of society can be subject to knighting. Musicians, as well as actors, have been honoured in the past. Paul McCartney, Elton John and Mick Jagger received such a title for their contribution to the United Kingdom.
Taking the opportunity, the bookmaker William Hill
has opened a market on who will receive a knighthood and/or damehood in 2020. According to the oddsmakers from William Hill, David Beckham is a definite favourite to be called a "Sir". The book lists the football legend at even odds. Besides Beckham, you can see such well-known names like the current 007 agent - David Craig, F1 champion - Lewis Hamilton, Tottenham Hotspur striker - Harry Kane, former PM - Theresa May and a boxing star - Tyson "Gypsy King" Fury.
Who will become the newest Knight or Dame? We'll find out soon.