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".
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