Tom Hardy receives CBE for his services to drama from Prince Charles

Tom Hardy beams with pride as he receives CBE for his services to drama from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

  • Tom became an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust in 2010 and has known his son, Prince Harry for years
  • The 41-year-old famously called Harry a ‘legend’ in an interview with Esquire, but also saying their relationship was ‘deeply private’
  • Tom attended the royal wedding back in May, flying in from New Orleans, where he was filming movie Fonzo, for the big day
  • Harry also turned up at the premiere of Tom’s movie Dunkirk, and along with Prince William, they had cameo roles, which were sadly later cut, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Tom made his name on the big screen with a series of hard man roles and is best known for films like Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road, Bronson and The Revenant
  • He is married to Press actress Charlotte Riley 
  • Tom has been sober for 13 years after previously claiming he would sell his mother for a ‘rock of crack’  

Tom Hardy beamed with pride when he received his CBE for services to drama from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday. 

The 41-year-old made his name on the big screen with a series of hard man roles and is best known for films like Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road, Bronson and The Revenant. 

But he also made an unlikely appearance on CBeebies, reading a bedtime story on the pre-school channel in 2017, where he was a hit with mothers.


Hard man Tom Hardy beamed with pride as he received a CBE for his services to drama from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday

Getting along nicely: Tom and Prince Charles appeared to have a wonderful rapport as they spoke on the day – Tom became an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust in 2010 

Bearded Tom looked incredibly smart on the day, wearing a navy suit and smart brogues as he conversed with Prince Charles. 


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Tom became an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust in 2010 and has known his son, Prince Harry for years.

He famously called Harry a ‘legend’ in an interview with Esquire, but also saying their relationship was ‘deeply private.’


Bearded: Tom looked incredibly smart on the day, wearing a navy suit and smart brogues as he conversed with Prince Charles 

 To be a fly on the wall: It’s not clear what Charles and Tom discussed on the day but they appeared to be having a laugh

Tom attended the royal wedding back in May, flying in from New Orleans, where he was filming movie Fonzo, for the big day.

Harry also turned up at the premiere of Tom’s movie Dunkirk, and along with Prince William, they had cameo roles, which were sadly later cut, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Meanwhile, the husband of Press actress Charlotte Riley, Tom celebrated 13 years of sobriety this year.  

Good connections: Tom and his wife Charlotte Riley attended the royal wedding back in May, flying in from New Orleans, where he was filming movie Fonzo, for the big day


Friends in high places: Tom and Prince Harry have been friends for years – Tom famously called the royal a ‘legend’ (pictured together at Ascot in 2014, left) and Harry at the Dunkirk film premiere in 2017

The actor revealed he became an addict after his film Star Trek: Nemesis flopped in 2002 and he claims his habit cost him his first marriage to Sarah Ward. 

He previously told the Guardian: ‘I went entirely off the rails and I’m lucky I didn’t have some terrible accident or end up in prison or dead – because that’s where I was going. 

‘Now I know my beast and I know how to manage it. ‘It’s like living with a 400lb orang-utan that wants to kill me. It’s much more powerful than me, doesn’t speak the same language and it runs around in the darkness of my soul.

‘I would sell my mother for a rock of crack.’ 

Kneel: Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish received a knighthood from the Prince of Wales in recognition of an outstanding career on and off the pitch


Big moment: Kenny had a big smile on his face as he celebrated the historical moment with Prince Charles 

It’s Sir now: Kenny Dalglish posing with his honour alongside his family after being knighted

By his side: Kenny posed proudly with his beloved wife Marina – they have been married since 1974

He was not the only star to be given an Investiture on the day. 

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish received a knighthood from the Prince of Wales in recognition of an outstanding career on and off the pitch.

Another former footballer being recognised was Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe who was awarded an OBE for services to his foundation.

Defoe’s foundation was launched in 2010 after a hurricane in St Lucia, the Caribbean island his grandparents came from.

Famous faces: Another former footballer being recognised is Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe who was awarded an OBE for services to his foundation


Doing his bit: Defoe’s foundation was launched in 2010 after a hurricane in St Lucia, the Caribbean island his grandparents came from

He shoots, he scores: The Bournemouth striker posed with his Investiture outside the palace

Television historian Lucy Worsley, who is chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, was awarded an OBE.

Entrepreneur and founder of Jo Loves, Jo Malone received a CBE for services to the British economy and the GREAT Britain campaign in the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage, following inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June.

Jo said: ‘I am honoured and overwhelmed to be receiving this incredible CBE award. Lots of people work hard in life so it’s beyond a privilege to be recognised in this way. Congratulations to everyone.’ 

Entrepreneur: Jo Malone received a CBE for services to the British economy and the GREAT Britain campaign


A dream in cream: Jo looked lovely wearing a cream mini dress and a matching longline jacket for the occasion

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