The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin will be commanding much more “respect” these days, especially after being given an honorary doctorate from one of this country’s most-prestigious academic institutions, Princeton University, reports the Daily Mail.
Franklin, who dropped out of high school at age 15 to care for her baby, is one of only six recipients of the highly coveted award.
The 70-year-old songstress donned a cap and gown for the honorary degree of Doctor of Music at the New Jersey-based university that was founded in 1746.
Although her current mantlepiece momento is not her first, having garnered other Doctorate of Music honorary degrees from Yale University and the Berklee College of Music, Franklin was clearly pleased by all of the pomp and circumstance that surrounded her, according to the Daily Mail.
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