Credit: David Parker — WPA Pool/Getty ImagesYou can officially call him Sir Rod. BBC News reports Rod Stewart was honored with a knighthood this morning at Buckingham Palace in London by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

The legendary singer was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife, Penny Lancaster, and their two children, Alistair and Aidan. Stewart, who was recognized with the honor for his services to music and charity, told the BBC that he was “on cloud nine” about being knighted, adding, “I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it.”

The 71-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also reported that he and Prince William chatted about music during the event.

“He said, ‘It’s great that you’re still going’, and I said, ‘I have to — I’ve got eight children!'” Stewart revealed. “He congratulated me on my long career, and I said how happy this made me.”

Stewart, who wore tartan pants to the ceremony, is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II later today at a reception at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

The announcement of the veteran rocker’s knighthood was made in June as part of the 2016 edition of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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