As it is written it shall be done; as it was announced in December, ex Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace. The honour was bestowed by Prince William upon the Liverpool star for his “Services to Music.”
Speaking with the BBC, Ringo said, “It means a lot actually.” He continued, “It means recognition for the things we’ve done. I was really pleased to accept this.” He also jokingly said he was going to wear his medal at breakfast.
This isn’t the first time Sir Ringo has had contact with royalty, back in 1965, the Beatles were introduced to the Queen, when they all became Members of the British Order, called an MBE. He is one of two Beatles to be knighted, Paul McCartney received his knighthood in 1997; George Harrison and John Lennon passed away in 2001 and 1980, respectively.
See photos of the ceremony below.
Another busy day for Sir. Ringo. peace and love peace and love pic.twitter.com/JpHd0r6r4u
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 20, 2018
Congratulations Sir Ringo Starr!
Today at Buckingham Palace, the Beatles drummer was honoured by The Duke of Cambridge for his services to music. pic.twitter.com/bdSe2lrRwn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 20, 2018