Ewan McGregor collects OBE medal

WENN, Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:01am (PDT)
  • Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor donned a traditional Scottish kilt to collect his Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in London on Friday.

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    The "Moulin Rouge" star attended a ceremony at the royal residence, where he was presented with the medal by Charles, the Prince of Wales.

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    McGregor was feted for services to drama and charity, while other honorees included Olympic track star Mo Farah and rower Anna Watkins.

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    Before the ceremony, the actor shared his excitement with fans in a series of posts on Twitter, writing, "This morning I will be wearing my kilt for a special occasion. First time in a long time. Love the kilt... Pics [sic] to follow for sure. It's not till later, but I'm up early cause I'm excited."

    He later sent out a message on Instagram: "Here's my OBE. Congratulations to all those who received honours [sic] today. A very diverse, interesting group."

    The honors were presented after previously being announced as part of Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honors list.

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