Jonathan Rhys Meyers of the Tudors got the royal treatment yesterday at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He was given the Honorary Patronage award from the Trinity College Philosophical Society.
Society president Barry Devlin says, "We look for people who we feel represent the spirit and values embodied by former pioneering Irish people like Oscar Wilde. We are delighted to present this award to such a list of diverse and talented individuals such as Jonathan Rhys Myers."
Two years ago, John McCain was given this honor as well. He answered questions from students at Trinity. Other previous guests of the society include actors Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, as well as Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and aid campaigner Bob Geldof.