Tuesday 25 July 2017

Rod Stewart makes rare public appearance with family as he receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace

Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire
Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire
Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire
Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire
Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire

Rod Stewart received knighthood at Buckingham Palace today.

The musician received knighthood at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of his services to music and charity - just one month before he's set to wow the crowds during his sell-out Irish tour.

Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire
Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire

The veteran singer, (71), previously described the award as a "monumental honour".

He said: "I've led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public.

"This monumental honour has topped it off and I couldn't ask for anything more. I thank Her Majesty and promise to 'wear it well'."

He arrived at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster ahead of him and children Aiden and Alastair.

Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire
Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/PA Wire

His well known classics span five decades and include Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Baby Jane, The First Cut is the Deepest, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Tonight’s The Night, The Killing of Georgie and Sailing.

The musician will play the Three Arena on November 18.

The artist said in a statement: “What a great line-up of venues.  These are some of my favourite buildings in my favourite cities.  I give you fair warning – fasten your seat belts.  I’m pulling out all the stops! “

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