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Andy receives OBE from Prince William
Andy has been awarded with his OBE by the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today.
Andy was awarded his OBE in the New Years honours after his highly successful 2012 season, in which he finally broke through to win his maiden grand slam and also secure the highly coveted Olympic gold medal. Since being awarded with his OBE, Andy has gone onto to reach a further two grand slam finals, creating history in one by winning the Wimbledon Championships.
Andy, who was attending the ceremony alongside parents William and Judy and girlfriend Kim, revealed that they almost missed the ceremony due to a random drugs test he had to take this morning. Speaking on the hectic events of the morning Andy said “They turned up at my door at 8.20am and I had a taxi booked for half past eight. I was a bit worried I was going to be late but the taxi did a great job in getting us there”
The ceremony was Prince William’s first investiture service and Andy who is known to be a master at handling pressure, said that the Prince handled it well and was very confident in his duties. He also revealed details of his conversation with the Duke of Cambridge “He asked me about my back surgery which I had a few weeks ago and how I was feeling after Wimbledon. I teased him a bit as he had sent a note to me before Wimbledon wishing me luck and his wife had written me a letter afterwards. Her handwriting was beautiful and I told him how fantastic it was compared to his.”
After the ceremony Andy returned home to continue his rigorous rehabilitation schedule, in preparation for his return at the Australian Open.