Lorraine Kelly: Being given CBE was 'overwhelming'

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Lorraine Kelly has said it was 'overwhelming' being awarded a CBE in a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The Scottish talk show host — who has been a staple on breakfast TV for decades — was honoured for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.

She was given the accolade (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Princess Royal at the investiture ceremony and said that was “extra special”.

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“She (Princess Anne) loves Scotland and supports Scottish rugby, very visibly with her tartan scarf on,” Kelly said.

Lorraine Kelly after being made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Princess Royal during a investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle. Picture date: Wednesday December 8, 2021.
Lorraine Kelly was made a CBE. (PA)

“I think she genuinely loves Scotland and that was really nice and we just talked about that.”

The star, 62, said being given the honour was “fantastic” and that she might have “a small sherry” to celebrate.

Miss Lorraine Kelly from Bourne End is made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle. Picture date: Wednesday December 8, 2021.
Lorraine Kelly was given the accolade by the Princess Royal. (PA)

“What’s been really lovely is meeting people today and hearing their stories, especially people who have been working at the frontline and working for the NHS and all of that,” she said.

“It’s been really good. It’s been a beautiful day. It didn’t rain, which was rather lovely.

“And I was so pleased it was the Princess Royal, Princess Anne. That made it even extra special. I’ve always admired her. She works incredibly hard.”

The star — who got her big break on TV-am 37 years ago — attended the ceremony with her husband, Steve Smith.

Sharing a picture of them at the event on Instagram, Kelly thanked everyone responsible for her stylish look on her big day.

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She wrote: “With my Steve at Windsor getting a CBE from the Princess Royal Princess Anne.

"All a bit overwhelming.”

Additional reporting by PA.

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