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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.

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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.

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