IT’S OFFICIAL…HE’S NOW SIR RINGO!
Congratulations to Sir Ringo Starr who has been named a knight!
Ringo was selected for knighthood by the Queen in her 2018 New Year’s Honours list.
He said: ‘It’s great! It’s an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love.’
Sir Ringo was knighted along with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and author Michael Morpurgo. Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell was also named a dame.
Ringo picked up the honor two decades after Paul McCartney who was a huge advocate for Ringo to get knighted.
Huge congrats Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it. Best drummer best pal! X Paul pic.twitter.com/ew5PuxhEv1
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 30, 2017