Ringo Starr has been knighted

Ringo Starr has been knighted an is now Sir Richard Starkey.

About three months ago the honor was announced and now Starr has received his knighthood from Prince William at a ceremony earlier today at Buckingham Palace.

"I'll be wearing it at breakfast," Starr told the BBC about the medal he was given. And even with all the money and fame he's achieved in his career, he said that formal acknowledgment from the royal family "means a lot, actually. It means recognition for the things we’ve done, musically and in life. So I was really pleased to accept this award.” He added that it was "way up there" with all the other awards he's received.

Starr said that he and Paul McCartney had dinner in Los Angeles together and McCartney, who was knighted in 1997, gave Starr a bit of advice on getting through the ceremony: "He said, 'Keep smiling.'"

In 1965, all four Beatles received MBEs from Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions to British culture.

Starr was the only one in attendance at his knighting, and said that he was "a bit shaky on my own."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock