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The queen of the ring met the Queen of the realm as Leeds boxer Nicola Adams collected her MBE at Buckingham Palace.
The fighter ended 2012 as the first female to win an Olympic boxing gold medal and was awarded her MBE in the New Year Honours list.
Wearing Kurt Geiger shoes and a black Phillip Lim jacket for her big day, she said:
"Today I just didn't want to get anything wrong meeting the Queen and receiving my MBE.
"I think it was a bit of a mixture of excitement and nerves rolled into one.
"Usually I'll listen to music and my friends but today I was talking to some of other guests receiving honours and they were just as nervous as I was. We were all calming each other down."
She has become one of the most in-demand stars of Team GB's success at the London 2012 Olympics and now hopes to compete at Rio 2016.
Golden girls Jess Ennis and Nicola Adams have both been at Buckingham Palace this morning where the Queen was honouring some of the members of Team GB. Sheffield's Olympic heptathlon champion Jess admitted she was 'nervous' ahead of receiving a CBE.
Flyweight boxing gold medallist Nicola, from Leeds, was awarded an MBE and said she was 'over the moon'.
Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours.
Two of our region's athletes will travel to Buckingham Palace today. Jessica Ennis will receive her MBE for services to athletics, while Nicola Adams will pick up her MBE for services to boxing.