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