singer, whose career includes such hits as "Maggie May," "You
Wear It Well" and "Tonight's the Night," was knighted by Prince
William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for his services to
music and charity after more than 50 years in show business.
"It feels wonderful, it really, really does. It's mind-blowing,"
Stewart, 71, told reporters afterward.
The three-times-married Stewart was accompanied to the ceremony
by his wife, Penny Lancaster, and his two youngest children,
Aiden and Alastair.
Stewart 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," Stewart said.
(Reporting by Reuters Television; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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