Damian Lewis has spoken of his “big, big surprise” at being awarded an OBE by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. The investiture ceremony took place on Wednesday afternoon, where Lewis was given the OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Duke of Cambridge.

Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis was awarded an OBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday

Accompanied by his wife Helen McCrory, also an actress, Lewis recalled hearing the news of his award: “I was stupified, I had no idea, so it was a big, big surprise. It was a little bit like "now you've got to prove it". It was a bit like being asked to be a prefect, now I have to be extremely responsible.”

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