Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sir Richard Starkey

It was such a special occasion that Ringo decided to wear a hat!
Yesterday, Richard Porter reported that Ringo Starr was about to be knighted at Buckingham Palace today. And the Daily Mail had photographers posted, snapping several photos of Ringo with his wife Barbara Bach, prior to the ceremony. Their article mistakenly reported that Starr was about to receive an OBE, which is one rank above his previous MBE but still no knighthood.

The Daily Mail before they realised their mistake.

Later, they realised their mistake (probably alerted by Beatles fans) and amended their article.
At the ceremony, it was The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William who performed the ritual with placing the sword on Ringo's shoulder.
After the event, Ringo tweeted this image from the ceremony.


Interviewed by the BBC afterwards, Ringo quipped that he was going to wear the medal he received "for breakfast". A film of the interview can be found on this page.

Links:
The Daily Mail
BBC

2 comments:

LonerganNorman said...

A great honour for Prince William! Peace and Love. Peace and Love.

Teddy Salad said...

I used to have a cat named Syringa that we often called Sir Ringo.