Apple’s Jonathan Ive to be Knighted in the United Kingdom

Posted on Dec 30 2011 - 11:35pm by Mike Wewerka
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According to the BBC, Apple’s Senior VP of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive (a native of the UK) has been awarded Knighthood and can now, if he so chooses, call himself, Sir Jonathan Ive.

The title is presented by the Queen and upon completion, Mr. Ive will be a Knight Commander of the British Empire.

UK news outline, Mercury News, posted a statement from Ive about the honor:

“I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making,” Ive, 44, said in a statement. “To be recognized with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful. I discovered at an early age that all I’ve ever wanted to do is design. I feel enormously fortunate that I continue to be able to design and make products with a truly remarkable group of people here at Apple.”

Congrats to Mr. Ive, he now joins the company of some of England’s greatest men, like Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Sean Connery and Sir Isaac Newton (a fan of the Apple).