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Great American Pop Report: UK's royal family should honor celebs who are aren't 70-plus


Great American Pop Report: UK's royal family should honor celebs who are aren't 70-plus

WATCH  | As much as we love the knighting of Rod Stewart, the British royal family needs to totally overhaul the way it chooses its celebrity knights and dames.

The 71-year-old rock star was knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace last week.

That's cool, but celebrity honorees almost always seem to represent the senior circuit.

Last year, Joan Collins was 81 when the royal family declared her a dame.

And in 2014, Angela Lansbury was 88 when she received the same honor.

Harry Potter and the Queen's Handbag

WATCH  | There's nothing wrong with respecting our elders, but why should they have all the fun? How cool would it be to see hypothetical ceremonies for Sir Daniel Radcliffe or Dame Emma Watson? And who exactly would have a problem with that?

Except for maybe Lord Voldemort.

Malala Yousafzai, the Teenager Who Was Shot by the Taliban, Meets Queen Elizabeth

WATCH  | While we're at it, why not make the ceremony truly international, rather than limit official honorifics to Brits? Who wouldn't want to see Sir Tom Hanks? Or Dame Malala Yousafzai?

Kennedy Center Honors Highlights 2015

WATCH  | Finally, stage some lights, cameras and action for the traditionally ho-hum ceremony, as Americans do with the Kennedy Center Honors, and stream it live around the world. And before you ask, "Wouldn't that be expensive?" we're pretty sure the royal family has a couple of bucks to spare.

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