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England captain Houghton given MBE award

Stephanie Houghton is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palac Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

England Women's captain Steph Houghton has received an MBE during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The 28-year-old, from Durham, had been named in the Queen's New Year Honours list and was given her award today for services to women's football.

Speaking earlier in the year about her MBE award, the Manchester City Women's captain said:

It was a massive year for our sport and to be awarded an MBE at the end of it… well, it doesn’t seem real.

– Steph Houghton

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