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Tonight's the knight: Rod Stewart becomes Sir Rod at palace

Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart, right, is made a Knights Batchelor by Britain's William, the Duke of Cambridge, during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Oct. 11, 2016. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
October 11, 2016 - 6:23 AM

LONDON - Sir Rod, you wear it well.

Rocker Rod Stewart donned tartan trousers — a nod to his Scottish heritage — and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

The raspy-voiced singer of "Maggie May," ''Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "You Wear It Well" was honoured "for services to music and charity."

The 71-year-old star will be able to call himself Sir Roderick David Stewart.

He was joined by wife Penny Lancaster and sons Alastair and Aiden for Tuesday's investiture ceremony.

When the award was announced by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year, Stewart said it was "a monumental honour." He added: "I thank her majesty and promise to 'wear it well.'"

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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