Former footballer and manager Kenny Dalglish has been knighted.

Sir Kenny received the honour from Prince Charles during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

As a player, Sir Kenny helped Liverpool win three European Cups in seven years. He went on to successfully manage both Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.

Sir Kenny supported the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and he and his wife Marina have raised more than £10m for charity.

Also being honoured during the investiture at Buckingham Palace, were actor Tom Hardy, footballer Jermain Defoe, television historian Lucy Worsley and entrepreneur Jo Malone.

Kenny Dalglish’s honour was for “services to football, charity, and the city of Liverpool”.

Kenny Dalglish was born in Glasgow and signed for Celtic in 1967, becoming a first-team regular in 1971. Success there included four Scottish league championships.

In 1977, he was transferred to Liverpool for a then British record fee of £440,000.

He played for the Merseyside club throughout the most successful period in its history.

In addition to domestic honours which included six English league championships, Liverpool won three European Cups and one UEFA Super Cup.

As a Scotland international, Kenny Dalglish made over 100 appearances and scored 30 goals.