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Sir Billy Connolly Knighted At Buckingham Palace

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly has been knighted at Buckingham Palace for services to entertainment and charity.

After learning he had been given a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list, Connolly told the BBC:

"I am a little embarrassed but deep within me, I'm very pleased to have it."

"I feel as if I should be called Lancelot or something. Sir Lancelot, that would be nice. Sir Billy doesn't quite have the same ring."

Glasgow-born Connolly will celebrate his 75th birthday later this year.

In 2013 he announced he was being treated for the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, admitting he had started to forget his lines during performances.

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