Sir Billy Connolly receives his knighthood from Prince William

News 01/11/2017

Comedian and actor, Billy Connolly has been knighted just weeks before his 75th birthday.

He was honoured for his services to entertainment and charity.

The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the knighthood on Connolly at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

After receiving the award Connolly said he was "stunned" by the tribute.

"I'm kind of numb. It means a great deal to the people around me, and the fans."

"I was at the football last week and I was amazed at the reception I got from the other supporters. It seems to mean a great deal to them, which is lovely."

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