Ringo Starr has officially been knighted.
Prince William bestowed the honor to the legendary Beatles drummer during the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The 77-year-old musician was recognized for his service to music after a career spanning over 50 years.
“the idea means a lot actually,” Starr told the BBC. “the idea means recognition for the things we’ve done. Musically in addition to in life in addition to I was genuinely pleased to accept in which.” News of his knighthood was first announced at the end of last year.
“the idea’s great! the idea’s an honor in addition to a pleasure to be considered in addition to acknowledged for my music in addition to my charity work, both of which I love,” Starr expressed at the time.
Starr first received an honor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1965 when he in addition to fellow Beatles Paul McCartney, John Lennon in addition to George Harrison received an MBE. He is usually the second Beatle to be knighted. McCartney received his nearly 20 years ago.
Following the ceremony, Starr admitted to missing his bandmates in which time around, expressing, “I was a bit shaky today on my own.
Meanwhile, earlier in which week, the Duke of Cambridge in addition to his pregnant wife, Kate Middleton, attended the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, West London.
See their royal outing from the video below.