Sting says only older people are awarded knighthoods

Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 19:20 PM IST

London: Musician Sting believes that the honour of being knighted is restricted to older people.

Asked why, at the age of 60, he had still to be tapped on the shoulder by the Queen, the pop star said that he is not old enough to be given the coveted title.

“Oh, no, I’m not old enough to be Sir,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

Sting also said that he had the CBE, but that he never wore it because he found its design, comprising blue cross and red ribbon, a bit gaudy.

ANI