Pop legend Rod Stewart, best known for ‘Maggie May’, ‘You Wear It Well’ and ‘Tonight’s the Night’ was knighted by Prince William at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
Rod Stewart was rewarded by the Royal family for his impressive contribution to music and charity work during his 50 years in the entertainment industry.
‘It’s great, it’s really, really wonderful. They left me breathless’, said Stewart, aged 71 after the knighting ceremony.
Married for the third time, Stewart was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife, Penny Lancaster, and his youngest children, Aiden and Alastair.
Stewart confessed that Prince William asked him if he plans to go on tour anytime soon or he we is stepping into the recording studio.
‘I said yes because I have eight children, I have no other options, and Prince William told me that I deserve such a beautiful life’, added the music icon.
‘It was a long afternoon and wonderful’, Stewart for Reuters .
Roderick ‘Rod’ David Stewart was born on 10 January 1945. He is a singer and a British composer and one of the best artists of all time. During his impressive career, he sold over 100 million records worldwide.
Born and raised in London, Stewart lives in California and Epping. 62 of his albums became instant hits. 31 of them have reached Top 10, and six were ranked in the first positions in the UK. He had 16 top ten singles in the US, and four of them reached the No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.