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New Orders of British Empire update Twitter profiles

Some of the people honoured as Orders of British Empire, including gymnast Louis Smith and choreographer Arlene Phillips, have updated their Twitter profiles with their new titles.

Gymnast Louis Smith MBE's new Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@louissmith1989
Paralympic rider Natasha Baker MBE's new Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@NBakerParaRider
Choreographer Arlene Phillips CBE's Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@arlenephillips


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Rower Sophie Hosking collects her gong

Sophie Hosking won gold in the Lightweight Women's Double Scull at London 2012. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Sophie Hosking, from Wimbledon, was also awarded an MBE for services to rowing.

The athlete, who won gold in the Lightweight Women's Double Scull at London 2012, learned to row at school in Kingston and now trains at the London Rowing Club in Putney.

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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.

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.

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