London: Sir Paul McCartney displayed his sixties style while receiving Legion d’Honneur award from the French president Francois Hollande.
The 70-year-old former Beatle wore a white buttoned-down shirt, narrow-lapel suit and knitted tie at the award ceremony.
The legendary singer received the award, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, for his services to music at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
“It is such an honour to be awarded this,” the Telegraph quoted McCartney as saying during the ceremony.
Hollande praised his contribution to the arts and joked that he preferred The Beatles to the Rolling Stones, and had also preferred Sir Paul to John Lennon when he was younger.
Britons who have previously received this award include J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author, Sir Laurence Olivier, the actor and Ronald Searle, the artist.
The British royals, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales are also previous recipients of the award.