Honours for London 2012 team

Olympians, Paralympians, and others involved in making London 2012 a success, will receive honours at Buckingham Palace today.

New MBEs update Twitter profiles

London 2012 medallists Natasha Baker and Louis Smith have updated their Twitter profiles with their new titles.

They were formally presented with their honours by the Queen earlier today.

Paralympic rider Natasha Baker MBE's new Twitter profile. Credit: Twitter/@NBakerParaRider
Gymnast Louis Smith MBE's new Twitter profile. Credit: Twitter/@louissmith1989

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London traffic almost ruins Paralympian's MBE moment

Paralympic champion Natasha Baker almost didn't make it in time to receive her MBE this morning.

She tweeted from her car on the M4, panicking about the traffic. But thankfully she got to Buckingham Palace in time to receive her gong from the Queen.

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Stuck in traffic on M4 on my way to collect my #MBE . Any police around to give me an escort?!

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Tempted to get Jordan (scooter) out and drive to Buck Pal! Think she would be faster than this traffic! Don't think I'm going to get there!

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Louis Smith receives MBE

Olympian Louis Smith, who scooped silver on the pommel horse at London 2012, has described being awarded the MBE as the proudest moment of his life.

Gymnast Louis Smith receives his MBE from the Queen. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The gymnast, who also won a bronze in the men's team competition at the London Games, trains in Basildon in Essex.

Louis forgets Buckingham Palace invite

Olympic silver-medallist Louis Smith has revealed on Twitter that he turned up at Buckingham Palace without his invitation.

The gymnast, who trains in Basildon in Essex, blamed his manager for forgetting it.

Smith will be presented with an MBE today.

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Hahaha not the greatest start. @gabstone9 forgot our invites to Buckingham palace. Not quite as easy getting in as a school disco #oops

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Today is the day I become Louis Smith M.B.E ooooooo exciting times

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Louis Smith 'proud' to be receiving MBE today

Gymnast Louis Smith will join fellow Olympians today at Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE.

The gymnast also won BBC's Strictly Come Dancing Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

After winning a silver and bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympics, he said being chosen for the honour was the proudest moment of his life.

Read: British men's gymnast team qualify for Olympic finals for first time in 88 years

Following the Olympics, Smith won BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing.

Read: Louis Smith crowned king of Strictly Come Dancing

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