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The Beatles legend Ringo Starr finally gets his knighthood at Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

HARD DAY'S KNIGHT

Described as the 'most overdue knighthood of all time' by musical writer Sir Tim Rice, the honour was presented by the Duke of Cambridge

20th March 2018, 12:43 pm

THE Beatles' Ringo Starr finally received a knighthood at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today.

Described as the "most overdue knighthood of all time" by musical writer Sir Tim Rice, the honour was presented by the Duke of Cambridge. Starr, 77, previously said: "It's great! It's an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo."

Sir Paul McCartney was knighted in 1997 but Ringo was said to have given up all hope before a letter arrived from the Palace last year. A close family friend of Ringo said at the time: “It came as a bolt from the blue.

Source: By John Shammas/thesun.co.uk

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