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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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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".

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