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Star Emily Watson is 'absolutely amazed' by her OBE

By Tony Jones, PA

Hollywood star Emily Watson has described receiving an OBE as "absolutely amazing" on the day her film about the Queen's night with VE Day revellers is released.

The twice-Oscar-nominated actress was left overwhelmed by the experience of being awarded the honour by the Prince of Wales during a Buckingham Palace investiture.

The ceremony was staged by chance as A Royal Night Out - about Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret's evening with the crowds on VE Day in 1945 - went on general release.

Speaking about receiving the OBE for services to drama following more than 20 years on stage, screen and television, she said it was: "Absolutely amazing, thrilling - I feel a little bit overwhelmed, actually."

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