Farah & McGregor honoured at Buckingham Palace

Ewan McGregor and Mo Farah show off their honours outside Buckingham Palace.
Ewan McGregor and Mo Farah show off their honours outside Buckingham Palace. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Olympic athlete Mo Farah was presented with a CBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace today. The 5,000 and 10,000 Olympic gold medallist was joined at the palace by the Scottish actor Ewan McGregor who was awarded an OBE for services to charity and drama.

Mo Farah poses with Beefeaters after receiving his CBE.
Mo Farah poses with Beefeaters after receiving his CBE. Credit: ITV News/Rags Martel

The Prince of Wales joked to Farah 'You must be getting sick of so many medals' the athlete said.

"I never in my life imagined coming to Buckingham Palace" he said. "I remember running past it in the mini-marathon as a kid when I was 13 and thinking it was so beautiful and taking pictures of the lion, so coming inside and receiving this award is great."

Mo Farah jokes around with Beefeaters after receiving his CBE.
Mo Farah jokes around with Beefeaters after receiving his CBE. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Ewan McGregor congratulated Mo Farah on "being an inspiration to so many people" before they posed for the cameras with their medals.

The proud Scotsman said he was so proud to be attending the award at Buckingham Palace in a kilt.

"I didn't have to think about it, that was always what I was going to wear. If you don't wear your kilt here, I don't know where you are going to wear it."

Ewan McGregor speaks to Prince Charles as he receives his OBE
Ewan McGregor speaks to Prince Charles as he receives his OBE. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

In attendance with two of his four daughters and wife, McGregor also praised the volunteers at Unicef and Go Campaign, the children's charities he supports.

"The volunteers live and work in really difficult places - they are the people who should be awarded," he said.

Ewan McGregor shows off his OBE and praised the work of the volunteers at Unicef and GoCampaign
Ewan McGregor shows off his OBE and praised the work of the volunteers at Unicef and GoCampaign Credit: Press Association.