In a solemn ceremony yesterday, the Queen of England knighted singer Tom Jones at Buckingham Palace making him a Knight of the British Empire. Then she threw her underwear at him.
Oh shush, you silly Brits. Of course she didn't REALLY do that.
(But she wanted to.)
Henceforth known as SIR Tom Jones, the legendary 60s Welsh singer told reporters he's met Queen Elizabeth "six or seven times, maybe more," starting with a royal charity performance in 1966. "I love seeing the Queen and I have always been a royalist," Jones said. "She is lovely and she still is lovely."
Sir Tom, who sings "She's a Lady ... whoa, whoa, whoa ... she's a lady," and "It's not unusual to be loved by anyone" and "What's New Pussycat? whoa-whooa-oh-a-oh oh ohh," was accompanied by his son and daughter and a granddaughter, and said receiving the knighthood was "just tremendous."
"When you first come into show business and you get a hit record, it is the start of something," Jones said. "As time goes on, it just gets better. This is the best thing that I have had. It is a wonderful feeling, a heady feeling. Sometimes you just can't believe it, you think you have been dreaming."
Sir Tom now joins the ranks of other English musicians who have been so knighted, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, and Sir Elton John .