LONDON (CBSMiami) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honor 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 Tuesday.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
He used his real name Richard Starkey for the big event.READ MORE: How A Shocking Environmental Disaster Was Uncovered Off The California Coast After 70 Years
He said the honor “means a lot”. It comes more than half a century after the youthful Beatles first went to Buckingham Palace to receive MBE awards.MORE NEWS: Police: 2 Wanted In Connection To Armed Robbery At Bronx Apartment
The other surviving Beatle, Paul McCartney, was knighted in 1997.