Singer Rod Stewart has described the news of his knighthood for services to music and charity as a 'truly monumental honour' after his inclusion on the Queen's Birthday Honours list was revealed on Friday.
The 71-year-old crooner joins other famous faces including Dame Vera Lynn, Ant and Dec and Tim Peake in being named on this year's list.
Liam Stewart, the son of rock star Rod Stewart and former model Rachel Hunter, has moved a step closer to making his Great Britain ice hockey debut.
The 20-year-old, born in London, has been included in new head coach Pete Russell's initial 31-man party which will then be cut to 23 for next month's World Championships in Holland.
Stewart plays his hockey in America for Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League and has already represented Britain at Under-20 level.
Rod Stewart is to perform at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, organisers have announced.
Stewart will sing in front of around 40,000 people - and a global television audience - on the opening night of the Games at Celtic Park on July 23.
Joining Stewart will be Scottish singers Susan Boyle and Amy MacDonald and violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "We will also be welcoming internationally renowned and acclaimed artists Susan Boyle, Nicola Benedetti, Amy MacDonald and Julie Fowlis on the night."
The Prince of Wales was dwarfed by a towering Penny Lancaster when the pair met at the opening of a Prince's Trust shop near the City of London.
Lancaster and her husband, veteran rocker Rod Stewart, were left wishing they had their "own police escort" after they were late for the event.
Protocol dictates that members of the Royal Family arrive last for a public engagement but Stewart blamed London traffic for their 10-minute delay and the singer apologised to the Prince when the pair eventually met.
The Prince's Trust shop, called Tomorrow's Store, sells jewellery, clothing, shoes and decorative objects designed by young entrepreneurs who have been helped by the charity.
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Rod Stewart has topped the album chart for the first time in 34 years with his new album.
The singer said he was delighted to return to the top of the charts with his record called Time.
"I'm over the moon, absolutely over the moon. It's a long time in between but it's always worth waiting for," he said
"I've lived a wonderful life and when I was putting the book [his autobiography] together it inspired many of the songs.
"If there's anything that God gave, and some people may disagree, he gave me a tremendous vehicle in my voice."
Stewart's last number one came with Greatest Hits Volume 1 in 1979, but his last studio album to top the charts was A Night on the Town in 1976.
The 68-year-old, who has sold an estimated 150 million records worldwide, now holds the British record in terms of the longest gap between chart topping albums.
For the first time in 20 years, Rod Stewart is to release his first album of new songs, after a lengthy period of writer's block.
All but one of the 12 tracks have been written and produced by the 68-year-old on his new release Time, which is due out in May.
Stewart has released a string of cover versions over the last few years, including his American Songbook series.
Yesterday the singer unveiled his first release from the album, called It's Over, inspired by his divorce.
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