Rod Stewart was made a Knights Batchelor by Britain's William, the Duke of Cambridge today during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England.
Duke of Cambridge chatted with Stewart about music and congratulated him on his long career. "I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it," Stewart told the BBC.
Sir Roderick, as he is now officially named, is of Scottish and English descent. He wore tartan trousers to event in honor of his heritage. His father, Robert Stewart was a Scottish master builder and his mother, Elsie Gilbart was English, from North London.
"We talked about music and he said: 'It's great that you're still going', and I said: 'I have to - I've got eight children!'
Sir Roderick is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide with six consecutive number one albums in the UK, 62 UK hit singles and 16 top ten singles in the US.
He was knighted for his services to music and charity. Currently, he contributes to 18 charities including Breast Cancer Care, Red Cross, and The Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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