Norwich City Director Delia Smith has received the prestigious Order of Companions of Honour from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Delia received the award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday morning, and is in recognition of her contribution to cooking and cookery education in the UK.
The award was announced as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June. “From day one I received so much encouragement and enthusiasm from the people who responded to what I was trying to do,” said Delia. “This honour is an even deeper affirmation. I feel proud to have received it but also humble as I am quite certain it belongs to all of them as well as me.”
The Order of the Companions of Honour was founded a hundred years ago by King George V and is conferred on men and women for recognised services of national importance. The order consists of the Sovereign and ordinary members who are restricted to 65 in total.
Current members of the order include Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Judi Dench, David Hockney, Roger Bannister, Maggie Smith, John Major, Ian McKellen and Bridget Riley, among others.
Everybody at Norwich City Football Club would like to congratulate Delia on receiving this prestigious award.