At Home’s guest editor Lorraine Kelly awarded OBE
Yesterday saw TV presenter and one of At Home’s celebrity guest editors, Lorraine Kelly, awarded an OBE. The honour was given at the Palace Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh by the Queen. She was joined by her husband Steve Smith, their daughter Rosie and her mother Anne for the service.
Lorraine, 52, was honoured with the OBE for her services to the Armed Forces and to charity. In between presenting Lorraine and Daybreak, she has set aside and dedicated her time to numerous causes including – but not limited to – Help for Heroes, Poppyscotland, Sightsavers, MS Society, The Eve Appeal and Comic Relief.
Donning a fitted blue dress and fuchsia hat, Lorraine joined rugby veteran Chris Paterson and over 70 others to receive her Order of the British Empire.
Lorraine spoke about how emotional she found the service: ‘I cried all the way through, I don’t know what the Queen must have thought’, adding ‘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.’
But, as modest as ever, Lorraine applauded the efforts of others on her special day: ‘I was just a bit overcome by it all to be honest. 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.’
Congratulations to Lorraine from all of the At Home team.
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