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Tonight’s the knight: Sir Rod wears it well

Sir Rod wore tartan trousers for the event. Photo: AAP
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Arise Sir Roderick.

Rocker Rod Stewart has joined the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger in the ranks of rockers who have received the honour of a knighthood.

Sir Rod donned tartan trousers — a nod to his Scottish heritage — and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be anointed by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

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

He was joined by wife Penny Lancaster and sons Alastair and Aiden for Tuesday’s investiture ceremony.

Sir Rod Stewart thanked Queen Elizabeth and promised to "wear it well". Photo: Getty.
Sir Rod Stewart with wife Penny Lancaster and sons Alastair and Aiden. Photo: Getty.

When the award was announced by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year, Stewart said it was “a monumental honour”.

He added: “I thank her majesty and promise to ‘wear it well’.”

Sir Rod 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,” he said.

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