By Isabel Jones
Oct 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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Now introducing … Sir Roderick Stewart.

Rod Stewart was knighted at Buckingham Palace today in honor of his charity work and decades-long music career.

Stewart arrived at the palace with his two youngest sons, Alastair and Aiden, and his wife of nine years, Penny Lancaster. 

The proud family dressed their part for the ceremony. Stewart’s sons wore matching gray suits with navy ties, pocket squares, and black dress shoes. Lancaster selected a black floral number with a pale pink stole, topping her look with a veiled fascinator to match her black peep-toe pumps.

Stewart, the man of the hour, donned a black jacket with regal red cuffs and gold trim, a pair of red-and-green tartan pants, and a black tie with a gold vine-like design.

Standing outside just after the ceremony, Stewart showed off his red-and-gold insignia-laden badge—bestowed upon him by Prince William. The musician smiled alongside his beautiful family, clearly humbled by such a great honor.

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The 71-year-old later said he wished he could share the moment with his parents, telling reporters, “I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it.”