From now on, he is no longer just Harry Kane — he is Harry Kane MBE. The Tottenham Hotspur striker and World Cup golden boot winner was at Buckingham Palace today to be made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by none other than Prince William.
It was announced back at the end of December that Kane would receive the award for “services to sport” after winning the Golden Boot and leading England to the semi-finals of this summer’s World Cup in Russia. His manager, Gareth Southgate, was also inducted as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Kane was, obviously, chuffed by the experience, as he stated on social media.
A real honour and an enormously proud day for me and my family. A massive thanks to my @England teammates and coaching staff. pic.twitter.com/g70LWpRR1N— Harry Kane (@HKane) March 28, 2019
I am told that Kane doesn’t get to force his teammates to call him “Sir” like a knight, or have any titles or lands bestowed upon him, which I think is kind of crap. I choose to believe that this award is but the first step towards Kane eventually becoming something even greater. If he can dominate the Order of the British Empire the way he has the Premier League, my guess is that within five years they’ll just declare him King and be done with it.