Lorraine Kelly has received her OBE from from the Queen today.
The TV presenter was joined by figures from fields such as medicine, the arts, business and the voluntary sector at the investiture ceremony held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, as part of the Queen's week-long visit to Scotland to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
Lorraine, 52, from Dundee, was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.
The star, who began her career as a trainee reporter on her local newspaper before joining BBC Scotland and later TVam, received the gong for her services to charity and the Armed Forces.
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."
Lorraine, who is set to takeover as the new female presenter on ITV's Daybreak, 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.
She attended the service with her mother, husband and daughter.
"I cried all the way through, I don't know what the Queen must have thought," she said.
"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."
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