Tom Daley receives OBE as Olympic champion diver poses with husband Dustin Lance Black at Windsor Castle

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Tom Daley receives OBE as Olympic champion diver poses with husband Dustin Lance Black at Windsor Castle
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Olympic diving champion Tom Daley has received his OBE at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The 28-year-old, who won gold in Tokyo in 2021, was honoured for services to diving as well as his charity work and support of LGBTQ+ rights.

Daley took his husband Dustin Lance Black along and the pair posed for pictures with his OBE.

Meanwhile consumer expert Martin Lewis warned the energy crisis is “potentially more dangerous to lives than the pandemic”, and said he will write a briefing note to the Prince of Wales on the issue, as he received his CBE.

The broadcaster and founder of MoneySavingExpert.com spoke to Charles on Tuesday after the prince presented his honour.

Mr Lewis said he felt he had to “raise the alarm” because the country would face “cataclysmic” problems in the winter.

Speaking at Windsor, added: “I would be far happier to have come and got my honour and have a nice fun day and not be talking about this because the world is wonderful, but the world isn’t wonderful right now. And I think this is potentially more dangerous to lives than the pandemic.

Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert.com website, stands with his wife Lara Lewington as he poses with his medal (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert.com website, stands with his wife Lara Lewington as he poses with his medal (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“It is a cataclysmic problem that is going to face the country this winter.

“I am without embarrassment, deliberately, provocatively, raising an alarm right now. And I will do that with everyone. And when you get the ear of the Prince of Wales for a moment like that, it seemed the right time to take advantage.”

Mr Lewis condemned the MPs running in the Tory leadership contest for their “deafening silence” on how they would tackle the energy crisis on becoming prime minister in the autumn.

England’s chief medical officer Sir Chris, who appeared on the daily briefing broadcasts to the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, was set to be appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for services to public health.

He previously received the Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2015 for services to tropical medicine in the UK and Africa, after he helped draw up the Government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but will receive the higher accolade from the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle on Tuesday after guiding the nation through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The evolution of Tom Daley

Daley first represented Great Britain at the Olympics in 2008, aged just 14. He went on to represent Team GB at London 2012, Rio 2016 and at Tokyo 2020, where he won gold alongside Matty Lee in the men’s synchronised 10m platform event.

Daley has continuously championed the rights of the LGBTQ+ community after coming out in 2013, and has called for countries where homosexuality can be punished by death to be banned from competing in the Olympic Games.

Other prominent sportsmen to be honoured are 2020 Paralympic champion in wheelchair fencing Piers Gilliver and Olympic swimmer Calum Jarvis, who helped the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team reach the final of Tokyo 2020, in which the team went on to win gold.

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