Rod Stewart Joins An Elite Group By Being Knighted


Iconic rock star Rod Stewart can add one more accolade to his career, knighthood. The 71 year old legend was knighted by Prince William on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace.

Stewart, who is of English and Scottish roots, wore tartan pants to honour his roots during the ceremony. His third wife Penny Lancaster, and their two children Alastair and Aiden also attended the event. The Royal Family’s Twitter account tweeted about the event, saying “Congratulations Sir Rod Stewart, honoured by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace today for services to music and charity.”

Stewart is of course not the first musician to be given the honour. He was actually the 55th to obtain the rank of Knight or Dame. Included on the list are Julie Andrews, Shirley Bassey, Noël Coward, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and Van Morrison. The Royal Family have also honoured 115 actors and actresses with the title of knight and dame.

Photo: The Royal Family Twitter