Saturday 10 December 2016

Rod Stewart knighted for 'services to music'

Aine Fox

Published 12/10/2016 | 02:30

Rod Stewart arrives at Buckingham Palace with wife Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/Getty Images
Rod Stewart arrives at Buckingham Palace with wife Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Gareth Fulller/Getty Images

Rod Stewart was yesterday knighted at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his services to music and charity.

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The veteran Scottish 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.

Monumental

"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'."

British actor David Oyelowo was also given an OBE for his services to drama.

The 'Queen Of Katwe' star has said receiving the honour years after being given a Prince's Trust grant to join a youth theatre production felt like a "full-circle moment".

He said: "To be honoured by the Queen in this way having been aided by her son's charity feels like a beautiful full-circle moment."

Others honoured include Vanessa Kingori, publisher of 'British GQ', who will be given an MBE for services to the media industry, and Professor Nick Webborn, who will receive an OBE for services to Paralympic sports medicine and the British Paralympic Association.

Irish Independent

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