Lorraine Kelly is tearful as she accepts OBE from the Queen

Such an honour: Lorraine Kelly holds her OBE
Such an honour: Lorraine Kelly holds her OBE©Alan Simpson/Rex Features

Scottish television host Lorraine Kelly was overcome by emotion today as she accepted an OBE from the Queen.

The 52-year-old, who hosts her own breakfast show, Lorraine, on STV and ITV, received the honour for her services to charity and the Armed Forces.

Dressed in a striking royal blue dress and pink fascinator, Lorraine looked stylish as she attended the investiture ceremony, held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

After receiving her OBE, Lorraine said: "I was very, very nervous, but it was an incredible and amazing experience.

"I think because it is here at Holyrood, it made it even more special for me."

Lorraine has long been a supporter of various charities, so the honour clearly meant a great deal to her.

She said: “I cried all the way through, I don't know what the Queen must have thought.

"I was just a bit overcome by it all to be honest.”

The star, who attended the service with her husband, daughter and mother, added: "There are an awful lot of people who work away at charities, who help the Armed Forces, and do an awful lot more than I do.

"I think I am getting it on their behalf as well for myself."

Lorraine has become a household name through her TV work. hosting her own morning breakfast show. She started her career at local newspaper the East Kilbride News, before working as a television researcher, before moving in front of the screen.

More than 70 people from fields including medicine, the arts, business and the voluntary sector collected honours at the service, including and rugby veteran Chris Paterson.


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