06/17/2002 at 01:00 AM EDT
It's official: Rolling Stone Mick Jagger will hereafter be known as Sir Michael Philip Jagger, after being knighted Saturday for his service to music, reports the Associated Press. His formal investiture in a ceremony before Queen Elizabeth is due to take place in the months ahead. Also knighted this weekend were the theatrical directors Trevor Nunn ("Les Miserables"), 62, and Jonathan Miller ("Beyond the Fringe"), 57, and painter Peter Blake (who did the famous collage cover for the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album). Playwright Harold Pinter ("The Homecoming"), 71, received the prestigious companion of honor award. But no doubt Sir Mick, 58, is the most popular -- and curious -- choice in the crowd, given his long history as one of rock's baddest bad boys. Jagger, currently preparing an American tour with the Stones this fall, said he was "delighted at the news," reports AP. He also said his 4-year-old son, Gabriel, was slightly bewildered by his father's new title, though he did have some notion of what knighthood is all about. Asked by his schoolteacher, "What does that mean?" Gabriel answered, "Well, he goes to the castle to see the king and gets to be a knight, and, from then on, gets to wear armor all the time."