Kate Winslet looked every inch the Brit that she is today (November 21st) while receiving her insignia as a Commander of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace. The investiture ceremony recognized Winslet’s services to drama, as well as charity work.
While Queen Elizabeth pinned the medal onto Winslet’s lapel, she asked the Oscar winner if she enjoyed acting.
“I said yes I liked it but not as much as being a mother. She said, ‘it is the best job.’”
“The sense of gravity is enormous and you very much feel you are being acknowledged by the whole country in a way.”
Yesterday, Winslet told the Daily Mail that she does love acting, but didn’t really think she deserved to be in such good company.
“I enjoy every minute of my job but, to be really honest with you, it does seem a little bit fatuous here,” Winslet said. ”I have just been watching all these amazing men and women being honoured for literally laying their lives down on the line, so to be rewarded for my services to drama doesn’t really have the same gravity, does it?
‘That said, it is a real honour to be recognized.”
Musician Gary Barlow was honored with an OBE for planning this year’s Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace, as well as penning an original song to commemorative Her Majesty’s milestone year.
Barlow told reports that the honor “hadn’t seemed real until today.”