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.
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The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William Tuesday.READ MORE: What's Causing Record Flooding? Experts Say Missing, Dying Trees Are One Reason
He used his real name Richard Starkey for the big event.
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: Candidate Conversations: Eric Adams
The other surviving Beatle, Paul McCartney, was knighted in 1997.