The London-born singer, who has had musical hits such as ‘Maggie May’, ‘You Send Me’ and ‘Fooled Around and Fell In Love’, was honoured for his services to music and charity after more than 50 years in entertainment.
“It feels wonderful, it really really does. It’s mind blowing,” Sir Roderick told reporters.
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The 71-year-old crooner was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife, Penny Lancaster, and his two youngest children, Aiden and Alastair.
When asked by Prince William if he would keep touring and recording, Sir Roderick replied, “Yes, because I’ve got eight children, I haven’t got much option” to which the prince is said to have responded that his knighthood was “well deserved”.
“He congratulated me on my long career — and I said how happy this made me. I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it,” Sir Roderick told the BBC.
In receiving the honour, Sir Roderick joins the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.
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