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Arise Sir Richard Starkey

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By Robert Hackwill
Arise Sir Richard Starkey

He has been to the Palace to be honoured by the Queen before, with an MBE in 1965, but now Ringo Starr follows in the steps of Paul McCartney, and is from today Sir Richard Starkey after he was knighted on Tuesday by Prince William.

"It means recognition for the things we've done, musically, and in life. So I was really pleased to accept this award. The 60s was a long time ago and there was four lads straight out of Liverpool really then, and we've all seen a bit of the world since then and this was another honour. So we had a lot of fun because there was four of us and I was a bit shaky today on my own," he said.

"Paul and I had dinner in L.A. (Los Angeles) together and we were talking about from Liverpool to here, I mean, you know, it's like mad."

Ringo could also write a belter now and then...