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Jagger To Receive Honor

Legendary rocker Mick Jagger does not want to receive his knighthood from the Queen on the same day as England's newest hero, Jonny Wilkinson, receives his own award.
Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones for the past four decades, has opted for a different Buckingham Palace date from Wilkinson -- who secured the rugby world cup for England with a drop kick in the closing seconds of last month's final -- because he "didn't want to detract from Jonny's achievement," a spokesman for the musical knight said Tuesday.
"Mick felt, that with two such high-profile people getting honors on the same day, it might turn into a media scrum."
But Jagger's altruistic reasons were questioned by some.
The Sun newspaper said Jagger, 60, switched his date to avoid being upstaged by Wilkinson, whose startling performances on the pitch and modest demeanor have made him a media darling.
Jagger will be knighted by the Queen on December 12 at Buckingham Palace while Wilkinson, 24, will get the lesser honor of an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) on December 10. LONDON (Reuters)

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