The ever-iconic Anna Wintour, who has been the editor-in-chief of American Vogue for almost 30 years, was made a dame at Buckingham Palace today.
The Guardian reports that Anna wore her trademark sunglasses to the palace but removed them before entering the ballroom, where she received the award from the Queen.
It was also reported that the Queen struggled to attach the insignia to her pink, belted Chanel outfit during the ceremony.
“She couldn’t find where to put the brooch,” she said. “I congratulated her on Prince Philip’s service because obviously that’s so remarkable and such an inspiration to us all.”
Wintour also lavished praise on other members of the royal family. “I think everyone in the United States has such admiration for the British royal family, and with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge there’s a whole new interest in the younger generation,” she said.
“She has such style and she’s so charming. They seem so real and authentic, which I think is the right way to be today.”
Wintour was among a host of distinguished figures who were honoured by the Queen during the service, including the former bishop of Liverpool James Jones, The Times political cartoonist Peter Brookes, 73, who was made a CBE, rock’n’roll star Marty Wilde, 78, who was made an MBE, along with the Olympic gold medallists Matt Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and George Nash after their success in rowing at the Rio Games.
(Photos: Anna, top, and Anna with her daughter Bee Shaffer, below; Pacific Coast News)