Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pride of Wales: Catherine Zeta-Jones beams as Prince Charles honours her with CBE


Beaming with pride: Catherine Zeta-Jones was all smiles as she received her CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham palace earlier today

And following Michael’s recent battle with cancer he was looking the picture of health, despite a bloodshot eye, as he escorted his family to the royal palace.

She and her husband have been dubbed ‘Hollywood royalty’ but earlier today Catherine Zeta-Jones met a real member of the Royal family as she picked up a CBE.

The Hollywood actress and her husband Michael Douglas, 66, arrived at Buckingham palace with their children Dylan and Carys for the ceremony.

Catherine, 41, was given the award for services to the film industry and to charity and was presented with the honour by Prince Charles.

Catherine was looking elegant in a taupe suit jacket and dress with a full hat complete with feathers perched on top of her head.

Michael was also suited and booted and you would never had guessed that he has been battling throat cancer.

Nice chat: Catherine and the Prince enjoyed a chat and shook hands as she received her honour

The family were looking picture perfect as they posed together, with eight-year-old daughter Carys and 11-year-old son Dylan also looking smart for the occasion.

The Swansea-born actress, who received an Oscar for her role as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film Chicago, received her award from the Prince of Wales during which they had a quick chat.

She also shook his hand and look delighted to have received the honour.

Happy family: Catherine was joined by husband Michael and her children at the ceremony at Buckingham Palace

When the announcement of the award was made last summer she said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled with this honour. As a British subject, I feel incredibly proud, at the same time it is overwhelming and humbling.’

She added: ‘And my mum and dad are delighted beyond belief.’

The actress has appeared in stage productions including Annie and Bugsy Malone as a child before moving to London and winning parts in West End shows.

She rose to fame after playing fresh-faced Mariette Larkin in ITV's popular adaptation of HE Bates's The Darling Buds Of May in 1991/93.

Proud couple: Michael Douglas was looking fresh-faced, despite a bloodshot eye as he escorted his wife to the Palace

The actress gained TV and film roles in America, making her breakthrough in Hollywood as Elena Montero in 1998's The Mask Of Zorro.

Jones went on to star in drama Traffic in 2000 alongside Michael Douglas, and the couple married in November that year.

Burt Kwouk, known for his roles in the Pink Panther films during more than half a century on screen, received an OBE in the Buckingham Palace ceremony .

The 80-year-old actor, whose extensive list of credits includes three James Bond films, has latterly become a familiar face in Last of the Summer Wine.

Earlier this month Michael and Catherine were spotted out at New York Fashion week attending the Michael Kors show.

The pair arrived at the city's Lincoln Center and he looked better than he has in years.

The pair were part of a host of A-list guests in the front row, where they joined Bette Midler, Emma Roberts, Anjelica Houston, Renee Russo and Debra Messing, as well as Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

source: dailymail

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