By Mark Savage
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted for his services to music.
The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the honor on the Liverpool-born star at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
"It means a lot actually," the musician told the BBC. "It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
The honor comes 53 years after the Beatles were all awarded the MBE - and Starr said he had missed his bandmates' companionship this time round.
"I was a bit shaky today on my own," he said.
Ringo appeared as Candy in 1971's "Blindman" starring Tony Anthony.