Ted Kennedy to Be Knighted

Gordon Brown to announce senator's royal honor today
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2009 2:40 AM CST
Sen. Ted Kennedy speaks at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM, last year while campaigning for Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Toby Jorrin)
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(Newser) – Arise, Sir Ted. The ailing Massachusetts senator is to receive an honorary British knighthood for his services to American-British relations and his efforts to forge peace in Northern Ireland, reports the Times of London. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to officially announce Kennedy's honor during his address to both houses of Congress today.