Sir Paul McCartney Awarded France's Legion of Honor
Sir Paul McCartney was presented with France's highest honor, the Legion of Honor, for his contribution to music.
French president President Francois Hollande made the presentation at the presidential palace. The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. There are three grades of the award: chevalier, officer and commander. McCartney was made an officer. McCartney told the press: "It is such an honor to be awarded this." Never serious for long, he then joked, "I am looking forward to being in the Foreign Legion and doing my stint in the desert, if I understand my duties correctly"! Take a look: