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Ronnie Corbett's "pretty" medal from the Queen

Upon recieving the medal described it as being "very pretty

Today the Queen bestowed the honour of a CBE upon Veteran actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett. At his investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace 81-year-old Corbett, who exchanged few words with the Queen, remarked that it was "a very lovely honour". Corbett upon recieving the medal described it as being "very pretty".

Born on the 4th of December 1930 'Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett' is Scottish born and best known for his comedic partnership with the late Ronnie Barker. Known as 'The Two Ronnies' both Barker and Corbett had a television series of the same name. Corbett also appeared in 'The Frost Report' and 'No-That's Me Over Here!'. More recent appearances include 2010's 'Burke and Hare ' and his hosting of the Good Food HD programme.

Corbett was accompanied to the awards by his two daughters, Emma and Sophie, due to his wife being unable to attend as she is being treated in hospital for Pneumonia. Corbett was heard to say he belived his former co-star, Ronnie Barker, was "looking down" on him during such a "lovely day".

Performing for over 60 years, Ronnie Corbett was recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours for services to charity and the entertainment industry. He has been appointed 'Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)'. He already had the title of 'Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)' from 1978.

Upon bestowing the honour on Corbett the Queen told him 'You make people laugh'. He is famed for his rambling monologues and jokes about his short stature. Speaking about the Queen, Corbett said "I think she's remarkable for her age."

Article by Michelle

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