Colin collects his CBE

Royal fact met royal fiction on Thursday when Colin Firth received a CBE from Prince Charles, whose grandfather Firth played to Oscar-winning effect in The King’s Speech.

Portraying King George VI as he steered Britain through the abdication crisis and battled his stutter earned Frith a Bafta, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2011.

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