Tonight’s the knight: Ste­wart now Sir Rod

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Sir Rod, you wear it well. Rocker Rod Ste­wart donned tar­tan trousers — a nod to his Scot­tish her­itage — and a scar­let-trimmed mil­i­tary-style tu­nic to be knighted by Prince Wil­liam at Buck­ing­ham Palace on Tues­day.

The raspy-voiced singer of “Mag­gie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “You Wear It Well” was hon­ored “for services to mu­sic and char­ity.”

The 71-year-old star will be able to call him­self Sir Rod­er­ick David Ste­wart.

Ste­wart said he and the prince “talked about mu­sic, and he said, ‘It’s great that you’re still go­ing,’ and I said, ‘I have to, I’ve got eight chil­dren!’

“He con­grat­u­lated me on my long ca­reer, and I said how happy this made me. I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it.”

Ste­wart was joined by his wife, Penny Lan­caster, and sons Alas­tair, 10, and Ai­den, 5, for the in­vesti­ture cer­e­mony.

When the award was an­nounced by Queen El­iz­a­beth II this year, Ste­wart said it was “a mon­u­men­tal honor.” He added, “I thank her majesty and prom­ise to ‘wear it well.’ ”

GARETH FULLER/GETTY-AFP

Singer Rod Ste­wart, with his wife, Penny Lan­caster, was knighted at Buck­ing­ham Palace on Tues­day.

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