Ant and Dec receive OBEs at Buckingham Palace

When TV royalty met real royalty Credit: PA

ITV presenters Ant and Dec bag their fourth gong of the week by receiving OBEs at Buckingham Palace.

The Geordie duo picked up three prizes at the National Television Awards on Wednesday, including the TV presenter award for the 16th year in a row.

Football legend Alan Shearer passed on his congratulations to the Geordie duo, but was baffled the pair had to break tradition and go up separately to get their awards.

Now, the Prince of Wales has awarded the pair OBEs for services to broadcasting and entertainment.

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Despite building their career based around being a partnership they were separated briefly to receive their awards alone, under their real names Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

Ant with his wife Lisa and Dec with his wife Ali Credit: PA

Ant and Dec will not have too much time to celebrate their latest accolades.

They have already started filming the new series of Britain's Got Talent and next month their Saturday Night Takeaway programme is back on ITV.