Queen Elizabeth II makes Rod Stewart a knight

June 11, 2016 2:28 PM

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LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Recording artist Rod Stewart has been knighted and Downton Abbey alum Penelope Wilton made a dame by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

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