You can call him ‘Sir’ Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. It’s a fitting honour for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition. Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William earlier today (Tuesday). He used his real name Richard Starkey for the big event and said the honour “means a lot.”
The other surviving Beatle, Paul McCartney, was knighted in 1997. “I had dinner with him last week and we were both actually laughing about where we came from, and we’ve ended up in the palace and it’s now Sir Paul and Sir Richard,” said Ringo.
Ringo Starr arrived at the investiture with his wife, Barbara Bach, offering his trademark peace sign for fans and photographers. After the cememony, Ringo turned to a BBC reporter and said he knew exactly what he’d do with his medal. “I’ll be wearing it at breakfast,” he joked.
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