In the same movie, Palin also plays Sir Galahad the Pure, a knight on King Arthur’s quest whom Lancelot the Brave rescues (to Galahad’s chagrin) from a castle populated by young women.

Of course, Palin, now in his 70s, is being recognized for the things he’s done since those youthful days with Monty Python. As noted on the “New Year 2019 Diplomatic Service and Overseas List” (pdf), his knighthood is for international contributions to travel, culture, and geography following his second career as a travel writer and television presenter. Palin has written a number of travel books, and in his 10-part 1997 documentary series, Full Circle with Michael Palin, explored remote parts of the world.

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