Pendleton receives her CBE

Olympic champions Victoria Pendleton and Alistair Brownlee and the designer Stella McCartney are among those receiving honours at Buckingham Palace today.

Live updates

Stella McCartney calls Queen 'chic' after ceremony

Designer Stella McCartney called the Queen "chic" today after she was awarded an OBE for her services to fashion.

McCartney, who is the daughter of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda, also dedicated the honour to her team at her fashion label.

Stella McCartney shows off her OBE outside Buckingham Palace. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Speaking after the investiture ceremony, McCartney said, "She looks very chic I thought, beautiful", adding with a laugh, "It should have been StellaMcCartney of course - I slipped her a card".

Asked about the OBE, McCartney said, "It's just a great honour for me, I work with a big team of people so I think it's as much for them".

"It's a fantastic moment to be marked, it's a great way of placing yourself in your career", she added.

Paralympians receive MBEs from the Queen

Paralympian Nigel Murray, Britain's most successful Boccia player, has been handed an MBE by the Queen.

Paralympic Boccia player Nigel Murray receives an MBE. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Murray announced his retirement from Paralympic competition after the London 2012 Games.

Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Josef Craig also received an MBE at today's investiture ceremony.

Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig is handed his honour by the Queen. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Craig, who won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, was the youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the London 2012 Games.

Advertisement

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee receives MBE

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has been awarded an MBE by the Queen.

During the London 2012, Brownlee became the first British triathlete to win an Olympic medal since the sport was introduced to the Games in Sydney 2000.

Triathlete Alistair Brownlee receives his MBE from the Queen. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

He also beat his younger brother, Jonathan Brownlee, who won the bronze medal despite receiving a time penalty.

Pendleton and McCartney receive their honours

Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has been awarded a CBE by the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton receiving her CBE from the Queen today. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Pendleton retired after the London 2012, but her haul of titles stands at two Olympic gold medals, nine golds from the World Championships and podium-topping results in the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.

Designer Stella McCartney also received an honour today - an OBE for services to fashion.

Designer Stella McCartney receiving her OBE from the Queen. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

McCartney, who designed Team GB's kit for the London 2012 Olympics, said before the ceremony she felt "really proud and really excited and honoured".

Stella McCartney 'excited' ahead of OBE ceremony

Designer Stella McCartney said she felt "really proud and really excited and honoured" as she arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive an OBE.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney arrives at Buckingham Palace with husband Alasdhair Willis. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

McCartney, who arrived with her husband Alasdhair Willis, was wearing one of her own creations - a blue fitted suit with a pencil skirt.

Advertisement

Pendleton 'very proud' ahead of CBE award honour

Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton with her fiance Scott Gardner at Buckingham Palace. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton said she was "excited" and "very proud" as she arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive her CBE from the Queen.

Pendleton will receive the award following a glittering career as a track cyclist that saw her win gold in the keirin event during London 2012.

Pendleton, who arrived with her fiance Scott Gardner, said before she ceremony began, "I'm really excited to be here, I feel very, very proud to be receiving this award. I'm really, really looking forward to it".

  1. Anglia

Victoria Pendleton to receive CBE at Buckingham Palace

Victoria Pendleton to receive CBE at Buckingham Palace Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Queen of British cycling Victoria Pendleton will receive an CBE today at Buckingham Palace. Victoria, from Stotfold in Bedfordshire has won 9 World Championship titles, 2 Commonwealth medals and of course 3 Olympic medals, two Gold and one Silver.

She will receive her award alongside triathlete Alistair Brownlee and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Stella McCartney to receive OBE honour

Designer Stella McCartney will receive an OBE later today. Credit: Hubert Boesl/DPA/Press Association Images

Stella McCartney will receive an OBE later today for services to fashion.

McCartney, who designed Team GB's kit for the London 2012 Olympics, will receive her award alongside cyclist Victoria Pendleton, who will be handed a CBE, triathlete Alistair Brownlee and sprinter Jonnie Peacock, who will both be given MBEs.

Back to top