LONDON (AP) -- As a token of gratitude for the support of the British people, a New York City police officer presented Queen Elizabeth II with the badge of a colleague killed at the World Trade Center.
The police badge belonged to Detective Joseph Vigiano, who was killed alongside his firefighter brother, John, in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
"The New York police commissioner asked Detective Vigiano's family, and they were proud that his shield should be presented to Her Majesty the Queen," said New York City police Lt. Frank Dwyer, who made the presentation on Wednesday.
In the days after the attacks, support for the United States was offered by the queen, Prime Minister Tony Blair and private British citizens.
Jagger remains title-less
LONDON (AP) -- Mick Jagger has taken a good-natured swipe at Britain's royal family for failing to award him any of the nation's coveted royal honors.
While Paul McCartney and Elton John sport the knighted title of "sir" and the Beatles were all declared members of the Order of British Empire decades ago, Jagger remains title-less -- an apparent irritation.
In a soon-to-be-released documentary previewed Tuesday, Jagger, 58, jokes about the matter shortly before an encounter with Prince Charles.
In an exaggerated upper-class English accent, he holds a mock conversation with himself: "Is it true that you haven't got anything at all? That is rather odd, isn't it."
"Being Mick" will air in Britain and the United States (on ABC-TV) on Thanksgiving.
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