Welsh singer Tom Jones is getting used to meeting Queen Elizabeth II — but Wednesday was something special as she dubbed him, "Sir Tom." The 65-year-old singer, a coal miner's son from the Welsh town of Pontypridd, received the honor from the queen at Buckingham Palace. (Yahoo!)
After the ceremony, Sir Jones was overheard to say, "With Sir Paul and Sir Mick running around here, and now me, it's not unusual to be knighted by anyone. Being knighted made this big man cry. That Queen Elizabeth, she is a lady. I asked her what's new, and she said Prince Charles had given her a pussycat. After talking to her, I think I'll never fall in love again - she said goodbye to me, but I couldn't say it to her. Anyway, I can't wait until I get to the green grass of home to tell everyone about this - I'll definitely call everyone I know in Detroit City. I'll have to send an email to Lucille - snail-mail is pathetic."