Rod Stewart dons tartan trousers to receive knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace

Rocker Rod Stewart donned tartan trousers - a nod to his Scottish heritage - and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace today. 

The raspy-voiced singer of "Maggie May," ''Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "You Wear It Well" was honoured "for services to music and charity".

The 71-year-old star will be able to call himself Sir Roderick David Stewart.

Stewart said he and the prince "talked about music, and he said 'It's great that you're still going' and I said: 'I have to - I've got eight children!'"

"He congratulated me on my long career, and I said how happy this made me," Stewart said.

"I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it."

Stewart was joined by wife Penny Lancaster and sons Alastair, 10, and Aiden, 5, for the investiture ceremony.

When the award was announced by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year, Stewart said it was "a monumental honor".

He added: "I thank her majesty and promise to 'wear it well.'"

The rocker has been honoured for services to music and charity. Source: Breakfast


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She's done it again! Parris Goebel's collaboration with Justin Bieber scores American Music Award nod

Kiwi dance sensation Parris Goebel's collaboration with Justin Bieber is in line for a coveted American Music Award.

Bieber's hit song Sorry, which features Goebel and her team of dancers The Royal Family, has been nominated for Video of the Year, it was announced today. 

Goebel tweeted her excitement this morning.

"Sorry got nominated for an AMA for Video of the Year!" she wrote. 

The Kiwi dance sensation says seeing Rihanna pulling off her moves on stage was a dream come true.

It's been a stellar year so far for the hip hop sensation, with her work nominated in three categories at the MTV Music Video Awards in August, as well as the European Music Awards next month. 

She also launched her music career in August, dropping a surprise debut album called Run & Tell Your Friends.