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Wednesday, 14 November, 2001, 11:32 GMT
Jagger's royal honours tease
Rolliing Stone Mick Jagger
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Rolling Stone Mick Jagger has poked fun at the royal family for the lack of honours he has received during his long musical career.

In a documentary, the singer held a conversation between himself and an imaginary royal person, drawling in exaggerated upper-class tones: "Is it true that you haven't got anything at all? That is rather odd, isn't it?"

Jagger's fellow musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John have already been formerly recognised, and The Beatles were all made MBEs many years ago, although John Lennon later handed his back.

Mick with  Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood
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Jagger made his comments shortly before meeting the Prince of Wales at the London première of the film Enigma, which the singer produced.

Enigma, based on the book by Robert Harris, was about the work of codebreakers working at Bletchley Park during World War II.

Channel 4's programme, Being Mick, also sees the 58-year-old joke about Sir Elton and Enigma star Kate Winslet.

It looks at Jagger in his film-producer role as he battles to get the ending of Enigma right following various test screenings.

Being Mick also coincides with the release of Jagger's latest solo album, Goddess in the Doorway.

Prince Charles: introduced to the cast by Jagger
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Stars including Bono, Lenny Kravitz, Pete Townshend and Wyclef Jean, who all contributed to the album, appear in footage of various recording sessions.

Jagger's comments came after Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts confirmed that the band plans to reunite next year for a special 40th anniversary tour.

Last week Watts, who is currently performing with his jazz group in New York, said: "As far as I'm concerned, it will happen. We said we would do it in June and we are gearing up to it."

The programme will be broadcast on 22 November.

See also:

10 Nov 01 | Newsmakers
Mick Jagger: Roll model
24 Sep 01 | Film
Winslet drops out of première
18 May 00 | Entertainment
Jagger mourns mother's death
28 Jun 00 | Entertainment
Jerry 'can't get rid of Mick'
09 Jun 99 | Entertainment
Stones set London ablaze
09 May 01 | Entertainment
Wyman lays into Hear'Say
25 May 99 | Entertainment
Bill Wyman tours memory lane
09 Nov 98 | Entertainment
Wyman slams Stones
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