Twiggy receives special honour from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace


On Thursday, '60s fashion icon Twiggy (or Lesley Lawson), headed to Buckingham Palace to receive a pretty exciting honour from none other than Prince Charles.

The model, designer and actress was officially made a Dame - or a Dame Commander of the Order - in recognition of her services to fashion, the arts, and charity.

The stylish 69-year-old was joined by her husband Leigh for the special occasion, as well as her daughter Carly and Leigh's son Jason.

Twiggy opted for a chic, white Stella McCartney suit for the investiture. But she decided not to wear heels to the big event, instead dazzling in an amazing pair of white, leather brogues. Loving this look!

She finished off the look with an elegant fascinator, proving she's still a true style icon.

After the ceremony, Twiggy revealed what the special honour means to her, admitting that she feels like a 'very proud Brit' after getting it.

She said, "When we wake up every morning we turn to each other, my husband and I, and we just giggle.

"So it’s a very nice, warm feeling, and obviously I am very honoured.

"I’m a very proud Brit, I feel I’m an ambassador for Britain, I always have, because I think it’s the best country in the world and I travel the world all the time and I’m known throughout the world and, you know, being British is one of my things."

Dame Twiggy became somewhat of a cultural icon back in the 60s, when she was just a teenager. After various modelling campaigns in the UK, she became famous across the world, going on to enjoy success as an actor in various stage and screen productions.

She is well-known now for her work with Marks & Spencer, with whom she frequently designs collections for women.

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