Tom Daley awarded OBE for services to sports, LGBTQ+ rights and charity

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Photo credit: ANDREW MATTHEWS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ANDREW MATTHEWS - Getty Images

Tom Daley has been awarded an OBE for his services to diving, LGBTQ+ rights and charity.

The Olympian was presented with the prestigious Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles during an Investiture Ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday (13 July).

A video of the gold medalist was shared to the official Royal Family social media accounts. A caption alongside the post read, "Congratulations to @tomdaley who today added an OBE to his medal collection!"

In the clip, Tom can be seen walking up to receive his honour from Prince Charles who announces his name and award before pinning the medal to his jacket. The pair then have a short exchange before shaking hands.

In a post on his own Instagram account, Tom wrote that he, "was talking all things knitting with HRH Prince of Wales 😂."

In one image included in the post, he poses next to a postbox covered in a knitted Platinum Jubilee topper with his award.

Tom also said in a caption that he would, "be honoured to use this platform to work toward protections for all LGBT+ people around the commonwealth and beyond."

The Olympian wore a chic suit for the ceremony and shared further snaps focusing on some of the details of his stylish look, which included a Dior handbag and bejewelled shoes and tie.

Tom Daley's husband Dustin Lance Black accompanied him to receive the honour and shared his own post paying tribute to his talented partner.

Sharing three photographs of the pair together on the special day, he wrote that he was "so proud" of Tom and added, "Loving you is the most magical adventure."


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