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Beatles drummer Ringo Starr knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted by Prince William  for his services to music.

The ceremony, taking place at Buckingham Palace, saw the Duke of Cambridge honour on the Liverpool-born former Beatle and comes just over 53 years after the Beatles were all awarded the MBE.

“It means a lot actually,” the musician told the BBC. “It means recognition for the things we’ve done. I was really pleased to accept this.”

Talking about the last time he was honoured by the Royal Family, Starr revealed his nerves of flying solo: “I was a bit shaky today on my own,” he said before joking “I’ll be wearing it at breakfast!”