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Tearful Lorraine receives an OBE

Lorraine Kelly has confessed she was overcome with emotion when she received her OBE.

The 52-year-old presenter - who began her career as a trainee reporter on her local newspaper before joining BBC Scotland and later TVam - received the gong from the Queen for her services to charity and the Armed Forces at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Speaking afterwards, she said: "I was very, very nervous, but it was an incredible and amazing experience. I think because it is here at Holyrood, it made it even more special for me."

The breakfast TV host attended the service with her mother, husband and daughter Rosie.

"I cried all the way through, I don't know what the Queen must have thought," she admitted.

"I was just a bit overcome by it all to be honest. There are an awful lot of people who work away at charities, who help the Armed Forces, and do an awful lot more than I do. I think I am getting it on their behalf as well for myself."

Lorraine has long supported the Armed Forces and this year launched UK Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh,

The mother-of-one has been involved with many charities, including Poppyscotland, and this year took part in the 100km (62 miles) BT Red Nose Desert Trek in Kenya, which raised money for Comic Relief projects.

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