Rocker Rod Stewart honoured as UK Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations start

LONDON, (Reuters) – Veteran Scottish rocker Rod Stewart received a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list yesterday as a weekend of events was launched to mark the official 90th birthday of Britain’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch.

 Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

Known for hits such as “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and “Maggie May”, Stewart was among more than 1,000 people to receive awards in the annual list which recognises Britons from famous celebrities to community charity workers.

The queen herself was honoured earlier on Friday at a National Service of Thanksgiving at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, attended by dignitaries including Prime Minister David Cameron and all the senior royals.

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