Disney CEO Bob Iger Presented With Honorary Knighthood by Prince William at Windsor Castle

Jun 05, 2024 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Wednesday June 5, 2024 8:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney CEO Bob Iger has officially been recognized as an honorary knight. In a ceremony held at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, June 4, Iger, 73, received the prestigious title of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) from William, Prince of Wales.

Prince William, 41, presided over the ceremony, which celebrated various artists, politicians, diplomats, and humanitarians. Among the honorees was Oscar-winning film composer John Williams. The honors, initially announced in 2022, make Iger and Williams some of the final individuals to receive such titles from the late Queen Elizabeth II before her passing in September of that year.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter) in 2022, Iger expressed his gratitude, stating that the title was bestowed "by Queen Elizabeth II before she passed." He described it as "one of the great honors of my life," adding, "I have great affection for the people of the UK & have always appreciated and been inspired by their extraordinary contributions."

Iger's wife, Willow Bay, attended the Windsor Castle ceremony and shared her pride on Instagram, writing, "Truly an incredible experience and a proud family moment."

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Nubs70Jun 08, 2024

Pre Disney films were shot at Elstree Studios in Borhamwood. North of London

larryzJun 07, 2024

HauntedPirateJun 06, 2024

Nubs70Jun 06, 2024

Bob is probably going to run out and get him a suit of plate armor. Imagine the size of the ornate cod piece he is going to have installed.

JoeCamelJun 05, 2024

Bob would never do that the taxes would kill him

John park hopperJun 05, 2024

sounds like pay back

Tha RealestJun 05, 2024

If you recall, when Iger was at the Lion King premiere with Harry in 2019, Harry pitched Megan as a VO actor. She then did get a Disney documentary role. And then Iger gets his knighthood. Hmm. https://www.businessinsider.com/video-prince-harry-meghan-markle-lion-king-voiceover-jon-favreau-2020-1?amp

Disstevefan1Jun 05, 2024

LilofanJun 05, 2024

Did he use the company jet for a non Disney event?

donaldtooJun 05, 2024

The ColonelJun 05, 2024

In the realm of Disney, bright and grand, There lived a knight with a heavy hand. Sir Robert the Greedy, his name well known, For the way his avarice had grown. Not for valor, nor deeds of old, But for the love of silver and gold. He'd ride his steed through lands of cheer, Leaving behind whispers of fear. "Raise the prices!" he cried with glee, "Let the costs be borne by all who see. Cut the corners, reduce the show, Profit's the only magic I know." The people groaned, the people wept, As into their coffers, his fingers crept. Where once was joy and laughter bright, Now lingered shadows in the night. The churros once crisp, now thin and stale, The joy once found, now a mournful tale. Fireworks dwindled, parades grew sparse, All to feed Sir Robert's purse. With each ticket sold at a higher fare, The burden grew too much to bear. The parks, once places of dreams come true, Became grounds of discontent, and rue. Children's eyes once filled with delight, Now dimmed with sorrow at the sight. Of rides that broke and lines that grew, All under Sir Robert's tightening screw. The kingdom's magic began to fade, Beneath the weight of the price he laid. For greed had clouded his noble heart, Turning wonder into a costly art. Revolt stirred in the hearts of all, From the grandest castle to the smallest hall. "Down with Robert!" the cry was heard, Across the lands, their voices stirred. A hero arose, from common folk, With dreams to mend what greed had broke. Through struggles fierce and battles long, The people's will proved true and strong. Sir Robert the Greedy was dethroned, His name a curse, his deeds atoned. The kingdom, though wounded, began to heal, As joy returned, the magic real. In tales of old, his name remains, A lesson clear in the realm's refrains. Of how greed can twist and dreams can fall, When profit's the master, ruling all. Oh, Sir Robert, let history tell, Of the greed that cast a sorrowful spell. Yet through the darkness, light was restored, When hearts remembered what they adored.

CompedJun 05, 2024

It can be converted to substantive if he acquires citizenship of a Commonwealth realm. So only honourary until that point.

DonniePeverleyJun 05, 2024

Is he using the title ?

monothingieJun 05, 2024

He cancels the UK expansion in Epcot and then gets Knighted?