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Photo: Prince William dedicates to the knights of Ringo Starr

Photo by Yui Mok, PA Images

In London , the ceremony of awarding the title of knight-bachelor to the band member The Beatles Ringo Starr. The title of the musician was given to the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

The intention of the royal family to assign the knightly title “for merits in music” to the last of the “Beatles” became known as early as December 2017. However, only after the ceremony the drummer was entitled to be called “sir”. Now his name completely sounds like “Sir Richard Starkey.”

Sir Richard Starkey. Photo by John Stillwell, Getty Images

Knight’s title became the second state award for Starr, who in 1965 was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his participation in The Beatles. He is also a Cavalier of the French Order of Arts and Literature, which he was awarded in 2013 in Monaco.

Ringo Starr was the second of the Beatles to become a knight. In 1966, a similar title was awarded to one of the two frontmen of the cult group – Sir Paul McCartney.

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