Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honour for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.
The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William on Tuesday. He said the honour “means a lot”. It comes more than half a century after the youthful Beatles first went to Buckingham Palace to receive MBE awards.
The other surviving Beatle, Paul McCartney, was knighted in 1997.