'I cried all the way through': An emotional Lorraine Kelly is honoured with an OBE from the Queen at Holyrood
18:55 GMT, 3 July 2012
An emotional Lorraine Kelly sobbed as Queen Elizabeth II presented her with her OBE today.
The TV presenter, 52, was overcome as she was honoured for her services to charity and the Armed Forces at her investiture at the Palace Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Wearing a blue fitted dress and fuchsia hat, the Dundee-born star was joined by her husband Steve Smith, their daughter Rosie and her mother Anne.
Dry those eyes: Lorraine Kelly managed to compose herself for photos with her OBE at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh today
Kelly was one of 70 people who collected honours from Her Majesty at the service, which took place during the Queen's week-long visit to Scotland.
Following the ceremony, the proud Scot joined her 18-year-old daughter Rosie for photographs on the lawn.
She said: 'I cried all the way through, I don't know what the Queen must have thought. I was just a bit overcome by it all to be honest.
Glam: Lorraine was supported at the ceremony by her 18-year-old daughter Rosie
'There are an awful lot of people who work away at charities, who help the Armed Forces, and do an awful lot more than I do.
'I think I am getting it on their behalf as well for myself.'
Ahead of the ceremony, Lorraine told her colleagues on Daybreak why she was being honoured.
Long career: Lorraine is set to join the Daybreak sofa soon after hosting her own show on ITV
She explained: 'I got the OBE for charity work and for
supporting the Armed Forces. I am an Honorary Colonel of the Black
Watch Cadets, I support Help for Heroes, Tayside veterans,
Poppyscotland, Sightsavers, MS Society, The Eve Appeal and Comic Relief.
'I'm so honoured to be awarded the OBE and it's even more special as it’s Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee year.'
Colourful: Lorraine was joined by husband Steve Smith, Rosie and her mother Anne