The pony-tailed one wasn't the only person to pick up his OBE from the Palace yesterday.
Veteran BBC Rome correspondent David Willey was also in the queue for his gong -- and last night he held a big party to celebrate the fact.
A fine time was had by all.
Picture: David Willey
Picture: With Diplomatic Correspondent, Bridget Kendall
Picture: With Jo Cayford and Katie Pearson
Picture: Meet My Glamorous Assistants...