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Keira Knightley receives OBE for her services to drama

Keira Knightley has received an OBE for her services to drama and charity at Buckingham Palace.

Keira Knightley is made an OBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace Credit: PA

Knightley, who has starred in several blockbuster films since her breakthrough role in Bend It Like Beckham more than 15 years ago, was named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Often considered a quintessential English rose character, the 33-year-old from Teddington has portrayed women from across several centuries in a number of period dramas such as Pride & Prejudice, Anna Kerenina and The Imitation Game.

The Love Actually star was be joined at the palace on Thursday by fellow actor Timothy Bentinck, receiving an MBE for his services to drama.

The service was conducted by the Prince of Wales.