He shared in an interview with Uncut: “It’s not what the Stones is about is it?”
Sir Mick felt Richards was simply upset at being overlooked for the honour, however, Richards would actually refuse his own set of royal awards.
The guitarist refused to accept a C.B.E., which was not much of a shock to the public as he had previously said he’d never expected to get one as “they knew I’d tell them where they could put it.”
Speaking to the BBC after Sir Mick was knighted, Richards joked: “It was a shoddy award. I wouldn’t let that family near me with a sharp stick, let alone a sword.”
Sir Mick’s close friend David Bowie was set to be knighted the same year but turned down the honour, reportedly taking issue with the fact that Sir Mick had not done the same.
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