The Duke of Cambridge has revealed a surprising love of the BBC sitcom Gavin And Stacey - while he presented one of its stars with an OBE.

Actor Sheridan Smith, 33, has been honoured for a career that's covered sitcoms, musicals, movies and dramas, earning herself a Bafta and two Olivier Awards along the way.

Smith was overcome with emotion during the Buckingham Palace ceremony which left her shaking and said the OBE was something she would "absolutely treasure".

The actress played down her achievements during her brief chat with William, she said: "I did say I don't feel as worthy as so many of the recipients, but thank you so much, it's a huge honour.

"He said he'd seen some of my work, which is amazing, and was a fan of Gavin And Stacey.

"And I congratulated him on his wonderful children and he shook my hand and I was shaking - it's all a bit of a blur. It was a huge honour and I will absolutely treasure this, I can't quite believe it."

Smith is one of a number of investitures today, including former ECB boss David Collier, and ex-footballer Brendon Batson.

Ex West Brom star Brendon Batson Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire