Arise Sir Tom Jones!

Tom Jones From BBC News... Singer Tom Jones has been knighted at Buckingham Palace for services to music. He was invested as Thomas Woodward, his real name and the one under which he began singing for relatives as a boy in in the 1940s south Wales valleys. The 65-year-old miner's son said accepting the knighthood was a "great and humbling honour".

Speaking after the investiture, he said: "It is fantastic. It was lovely to see the Queen again.

"I love seeing the Queen and I have always been a royalist. She is lovely and she still is lovely.

"She has got a great smile and her whole face lights up when she smiles."