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No date set for wedding to Christine Bleakley, but it will be a quiet event reveals Frank Lampard OBE

Frank Lampard has said he and Christine Bleakley have still not set a date for their eagerly anticipated wedding, but revealed that it's sure to be a private event.

Former Chelsea footballer, who currently plays for New York City FC, was at Buckingham Palace to receive an OBE for his services to sport from Prince William.

The 37-year-old was recognised for a career in football spanning 20 years and saw him win a clutch of medals with Chelsea and play for England more than 100 times.

He was joined at Buckingham Palace by his partner Christine Bleakley who could not resist taking pictures of her fiance as he posed for the waiting media.

Speaking after receiving his honour from the Duke of Cambridge, Lampard said: "As a personal achievement goes, this ranks up there with my achievements on the pitch and what I won with Chelsea, and playing for my country.

"But to receive an award like this among some very special people here, military, people who are doing alot of good work in charity, it's very humbling to be here."

Speaking to ITV after the ceremony the footballer revealed there were no arrangements in place for his long-awaited wedding to Northern Ireland broadcaster Bleakley.

"We haven't got a date set yet," he said.

"We are very happy as we are, and we will have a date... We are quiet and like to live our own little lives.

"And I am sure it will be quiet a private quiet event."

The couple have been together since 2009 and got engaged in LA in 2011.

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