7-时间一级方程式冠军刘易斯·汉密尔顿被查尔斯王子封为爵士

The 36-year-old Brit was knighted by 查尔斯王子 at Windsor Castle Thursday for “赛车服务” 现在正式称为刘易斯·汉密尔顿爵士.

Hamilton has won the F1 world championship a record-tying seven times and has become an outspoken voice for a number of human rights issues in recent years, supporting both the Black Lives Matter and LBGTQ+ communities.

Hamilton wore a rainbow-colored helmet at the recent races in the Middle East to show his support for LBGTQ+ rights.

Hamilton wore a rainbow-colored helmet at the recent races in the Middle East to show his support for LBGTQ+ rights. (Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

He becomes the first active F1 driver to have the honor bestowed upon him by the royal family and only the fourth in history after Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart.

Lewis Hamilton was accompanied to the ceremony at Windsor Castle by his mother Carmen Lockhart.

Lewis Hamilton was accompanied to the ceremony at Windsor Castle by his mother Carmen Lockhart. (Andrew Matthews — WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Mercedes-AMG driver lost this season’s championship to Max Verstappen at the final race in Abu Dhabi, which finished under controversial circumstances, the results of which may still be appealed by the team before Thursday night’s awards dinner.

Hamilton did not speak to the media or issue any statements after the ceremony.

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