Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been knighted in his native Denmark. The musician was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog by Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.
To be rewarded with the Knight’s Cross “is a means of honoring and rewarding the faithful servants of the modern Danish state for meritorious civil or military service, for a specific contribution to the arts, sciences or business life or for those working for Danish interests.”Download Our App
In response to DR.dk, Lars followed in the footsteps of previous honorees adventurer and sailor Troels Kløvedal, movie director Thomas Vinterberg, singer Anne Linnet and actors Sofie Gråbøl and Ghita Nørby.
Metallica shared a photograph of Lars with Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, with the following caption:
Does this really mean we must address him as Sir Lars now? ???? Congrats to Lars as he was knighted last night by Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Not bad for a snot-nosed kid from Gentofte!
Although Lars Ulrich’s Wikipedia page now refers to him as Sir Lars Ulrich, “Sir” seems to be more of a British thing, so it looks like you won’t have to refer to Ulrich as “Sir Lars.” Metallica’s massive North American tour will run till mid-August, so click here to take a look at the band’s remaining dates.