Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was all smiles today as he arrived at Buckingham Palace to be presented with an OBE.
The tennis star was receiving the honour from the Duke of Cambridge, who was hosting his first investiture ceremony.
Murray arrived at the palace with girlfriend Kim Sears and his parents Willie and Judy in a chauffeur-driven people carrier.
The group looked relaxed as they posed for photographs and then walked inside the Queen’s official London home for the start of the ceremony.
William was presenting awards to recipients from across the UK, including an OBE to Vicar Of Dibley producer Jon Plowman and an MBE to presenter Aled Jones.
The Duke has recently given up operational duties with the RAF after serving three years as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in North Wales.
He is now in a “transitional” year, sources have said, and is considering options for his public service.
But with his grandmother the Queen and grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh advancing in years, there is speculation that William may take on extra responsibilities.
Murray was awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours, before his historic triumph at Wimbledon, after winning the US Open and men’s tennis final at London 2012.
He beat Novak Djokovic to become the first British man in 77 years to win the singles title at Wimbledon.
Earlier in the day he joked that he could be late for the big event as he was taking a drugs test.
He tweeted: “In the middle of a drug test hahaha I’m goin to be late!!!”