The Beatles legend Ringo Starr receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace


The Beatles legend Ringo Starr receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace

Patrick's Day celebration with Kate Middleton over the weekend, Prince William got back to business when he hosted the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Speaking to the BBC after accepting the knighthood, he said: "It means a lot actually. I was really pleased to accept this".

He also admitted to feeling "a bit shaky today on my own" in receiving a royal title at the palace ceremony without his bandmates this time around.

Ringo is now joining a long list of celebrities who have been knighted by the Queen and other members of the monarchy.

Just call him Sir Richard Starkey.

The 77-year-old joked that he knew exactly what he'd do with his medal, saying he'd "be wearing it at breakfast".

They are the only two Beatles to be knighted; George Harrison and John Lennon passed away in 2001 and 1980, respectively.

He explained: "I don't know yet".

"Who said that?", he joked after the ceremony.

And when it came to how he'd be choosing to use his knighthood, the newly-appointed Sir Ringo had one thing in mind.

The drummer did seem to feel a bit awkward with the knighthood.

Almost 50 years after "Octopus's Garden" was released alongside other hit tracks on The Beatles' iconic "Abbey Road" album, #Ringo Starr has finally received his knighthood.

However, Starr does join former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney in the honor, who was knighted 21 years ago.

But Starr denied the claim and laughed, saying, "I'm not keeping that rumor going".