Tom Daley beams as he receives incredible honor from Prince Charles

Tom Daley beamed as he met Prince Charles at Windsor Castle and was awarded an incredible honor for his incredible career

Tom Daley beamed as he receives incredible honor from Prince Charles
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National Treasure, Tom Daley beamed from ear to ear as he arrived at Windsor Castle to collect his OBE award for his services to the LGBTQ+ community and diving.


Tom Daley received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) award at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The Olympian received this award for services to diving as well as in recognition of his charity work and his support of LGBTQ+ rights.

This incredible achievement was revealed by the Royal Family in an Instagram post with a caption that read, "Congratulations to @tomdaley who today added an OBE to his medal collection! The @tokyo2020 Olympic Gold Medallist received his honour, for services to diving, to LGBTQ+ rights and charity, from The Prince of Wales at an Investiture Ceremony at Windsor Castle."

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Fans adored this post and many commented with their delight on the post from the Royal Family. "A worthy recipient 😍🔥🙌 well done!" said one commenter. "Wonderful young man with an amazing talent. Delighted he was recognized today," said another.

Another fan commented that the diver should have also been awarded for his contributions to the knitting community, "and to knitting surely!" said one fan on the post from the Royal Family. Tom is an avid knitter and often shares his creations with fans. Tom Daley's Team GB cardigan was knitted while watching the Olympics and fans praised its chic design.

Strangely enough, Tom revealed on social media that he did actually speak to the Prince of Wales about his passion for knitting. 

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The caption of the post from Tom revealed, "Today I received an OBE for services to diving, LGBT+ rights and charity 🏳️‍🌈 I’d be honoured to use this platform to work toward protections for all LGBT+ people around the commonwealth and beyond. (Also was talking all things knitting with HRH Prince of Wales 😂)"

The Olympian wore a stunning black Dior suit for this awards ceremony and wore embellished black brogues and ornate brooches on the lapel of his designer look. Clarence House, the Instagram page for the Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles commented with a ball of thread and praising hands emojis, "🧶🙌," which were clearly applauding the diver's gorgeous outfit.

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This isn't the first time that Tom has met with members of the Royal Family as the star has also met Her Majesty. The Queen showed her humorous side with a height joke when meeting Tom Daley in 2021 as she joked, "maybe I should try gymnastics," when they discussed the shorter stature of many of the athletes.  

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