Oct 13, 2016

    Sir Roderick, after 50 years in showbiz


    POP singer Rod Stewart can now call himself Sir Roderick.

    The London-born singer, whose career includes such hits as Maggie May, You Wear It Well and Tonight's The Night, was knighted by

    Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for his services to music and charity after more than 50 years

    in show business.

    "It feels wonderful, it really, really does. It's mind-blowing," Stewart, 71, told reporters afterward.

    The three-time-married Stewart was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife, Penny Lancaster, and his

    two youngest children,

    Aiden and Alastair.

    Stewart said Prince William had asked if he expected to keep touring and recording.

    "I said yes because I've got eight children, I haven't got much option, and he just said it was well deserved... It's been a long and wonderful afternoon," Stewart said.