Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has added his voice of disapproval to singer SIR Mick Jagger's acceptance of a knighthood - just days after guitarist Keith Richards labelled the honour "ludicrous".

Although Richards has condemned Jagger's royal status in public, Watts has expressed his fury to close friends of the group - saying it contradicts the band's anti-establishment roots.

An insider tells Britain's The Sun tabloid, "Charlie thinks it's ridiculous that Mick has accepted the honour. He knows Mick is a social climber and the knighthood is what he has always wanted but he reckons it makes the band look establishment-friendly.

"Charlie's views are known within the inner circle for the moment, at least. Mick knows how he feels."

08/12/2003 02:30