- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rod Stewart walked into Buckingham Palace Tuesday a rock star and walked out a knight.

The 71-year-old British singer received what he has previously described as a “monumental honor” as he knelt before a sword-wielding Prince William, standing in for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

“We talked about music and he said: ‘It’s great that you’re still going,’ and I said: ‘I have to — I’ve got eight children!’” the BBC quoted Mr. Stewart, who may now be addressed Sir Roderick.

“He congratulated me on my long career — and I said how happy this made me,” he added, the BBC reported. “I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it.” 

Mr. Stewart’s knighting ceremony comes 11 years to the day after his star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When he received that honor he was quoted by The Associated Press as saying he had “never had such a nervous day in my life.”

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