Sir Paul McCartney has congratulated his bandmate Sir Ringo Starr on his knighthood.

Sir Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney

The Beatles drummer has been made a Sir in the Queen's New Year's Honours List and now his bandmate - who received his own knighthood two decades ago - has sent a personal congratulations to his friend.

Uploading a picture of them both on his Twitter account, Sir Paul wrote: "Huge congrats Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it. Best drummer best pal! X Paul (sic)"

Ringo's knighthood was announced on Friday (29.12.17), where he will be honoured for his services to music and charity work.

He said: "It's great! It's an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo."

Meanwhile, Ringo previously revealed he is still living his dream.

He shared: "I love joy. I love the light. I'm still doing what was my dream at 13, and that's playing. I think that helps. I promise you this, though - I'm not this happy-go-lucky every day. But overall, my general demeanour is peace and love and joy ...

"What usually happens is with the writers I write with, one of us will have a line. I usually have a whole list of lines, and then we sort of just think what we're gonna do. The best [new track] to talk about is 'So Wrong for So Long.' Somebody said that to me in 2008, and I just thought, 'that's a great line,' and finally turned it into a record, into a track."