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Hard Day's Knight: Beatles legend Ringo Starr FINALLY receives his Knighthood 21 years after Sir Paul McCartney... and jokes he'll be wearing his medal at breakfast

The Beatles legend Ringo Starr followed in the footsteps of former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney by receiving a Knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday morning.
Accompanied by wife Barbara Bach, the iconic drummer, 77, offered his trademark peace-sign as he showed off his medal following a short ceremony conducted by the Duke of Cambridge.
Speaking afterwards, Starr admitted he was delighted to finally accept a Knighthood for his services to music. 
Richly deserved: The Beatles legend Ringo Starr followed in the footsteps of former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney by receiving a Knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday morning
Richly deserved: The Beatles legend Ringo Starr followed in the footsteps of former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney by receiving a Knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday morning
Take a bow: Starr, real name Richard Starkey, knelt before Prince William, who conducted the ceremony 
Take a bow: Starr, real name Richard Starkey, knelt before Prince William, who conducted the ceremony 
He said: 'It means a lot actually. It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this. I'll be wearing it at breakfast.' 
The drummer joined a string of musicians, TV personalities and political figures, among them Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb, presenter Eamon Holmes, author Jilly Cooper and former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in receiving a title.   
Starr, real name Richard Starkey, has been honoured after a career spanning more than half a century, during which he helped revolutionize pop and rock music with former Beatles bandmates McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
He accepted the award some 53-years after The Beatles received the MBE, an honour later rejected by Lennon in protest against the Nigerian civil war, America's continued involvement in Vietnam and the commercial failure of his 1969 solo single, Cold Turkey.
The move also comes 21-years after McCartney collected his own Knighthood in 1997, again for services to music. 
Starr was later congratulated by his former bandmate's oldest daughter Mary, who shared a shot of their FaceTime conversation on social media. 
Proud: The legendary drummer later posed with his medal outside the Palace 
Proud: The legendary drummer later posed with his medal outside the Palace 
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Finally: Starr is now officially a Sir after being named in the Queen's New Year's Honours list
Finally: Starr is now officially a Sir after being named in the Queen's New Year's Honours list
Born on July 7 1940 in Liverpool, Starr would show a keen interest in music after being captivated by the American influenced skiffle craze sweeping across the United Kingdom. 
Initially recruited by Al Caldwell's Texan's  - later to become Rory Storm and the Hurricanes - as they looked to make the transition from skiffle to mainstream rock n'roll, Starr soon developed a reputation as one of the burgeoning Liverpool music scene's most sought after percussionists.
But after an approach by Lennon in 1962 he was the source of controversy after quitting the Hurricanes and joining The Beatles. 
Then on the cusp of stardom after signing their first record deal with Parlophone, the band recruited Starr as they prepared to sack original drummer Pete Best - an unpopular move that prompted outrage from local fans.
In good company: Accompanied by wife Barbara Bach, the iconic drummer offered his trademark peace-sign
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In good company: Accompanied by wife Barbara Bach, the iconic drummer offered his trademark peace-sign

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