"It means a lot actually", he told the reporter. "Musically and in life and I was really pleased to accept this".
Ringo's knighthood comes 21 years after that of his friend and fellow Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.
When a man becomes knighted, he takes on the title of "Sir", while a woman adopts the "Dame" title.
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He said: "I was a bit shaky today on my own".
The Beatles receive their MBEs in 1965.
"Who said that?" laughed the drummer after Tuesday's ceremony.
"I'm not keeping that rumour going".
Paul took to Twitter late past year to congratulate Ringo - whose real name is Richard Starkey - following the news he would be knighted.
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A key focus of his visit will be any information on a potentially lucrative listing of up to 5 percent of Saudi oil firm Aramco. He told CBS News: "We were victims, especially my generation that suffered from this a great deal".
Of course, many have felt that an honour such as this is long overdue for Starr, noting that his knighthood has come quite a long time after bandmate Paul McCartney's knighting back in 1997.
He turned to a reporter and joked, "But I expect you to use it".
Meanwhile, asked if he wants to be called "Sir Ringo Starr" now, the drummer joked: "I don't know yet". He also said he knew what he'd be doing with the medal: "I'll be wearing it at breakfast".
"Last week, Paul and I had dinner in LA together and we were talking about Liverpool to here".
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