Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, on Tuesday received his Knighthood at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, reported Britain’s Jewish News website.

The Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire is one of the UK’s highest honors.

Rabbi Mirvis was recognized by King Charles III in the New Year’s Honors list for his services to the Jewish community and interfaith relations and education.

Speaking at the time of receiving the news of his knighthood in January, Rabbi Mirvis said, “I am enormously honored and deeply humbled by this award.”

“It will be particularly moving for me to receive this award from His Majesty The King, in his first year as our monarch,” he added.

Rabbi Mirvis' predecessor as Chief Rabbi, the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, was also been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005.