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Christopher Nolan has some fancy new letters to go along with his name.

On the same day his first Tenet trailer hit the internet, Nolan was in the U.K. receiving one of the annual honors from the royal family. Nolan was presented a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace. This is one step down from Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which would allow him to use the title of “Sir.”

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established in 1917 by King George V to honor both civilians and the military. On the civilian side of it, it can honor you for contributions to the arts and sciences.

Considering Nolan’s body of work, his receiving this honor is not too terribly surprising and seems well deserved.

Nolan’s next film, Tenet, hits theaters on July 17, 2020, and will just happen to star Robert Pattinson, the next actor to tackle Batman.

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