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Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « on: October 18, 2013, 10:01 AM »
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Andy Murray was yesterday awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) at Prince William’s first investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Cambridge smiled and talked to Murray for more than a minute about his recent back surgery and a letter the Duchess of Cambridge had sent him.

The Scot said, “He asked me about my recent back surgery, which I had a few weeks ago, and how I was feeling after Wimbledon.

“I teased him a bit as he had sent me a note before Wimbledon wishing me luck and his wife had written me a letter afterwards. Her handwriting was beautiful and I told him how fantastic it was compared to his.”


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The Wimbledon champion was nearly late for the ceremony as he was subjected to a drug test at 8.20am, with his taxi booked for 8.30. “I was a bit worried I was going to be late but the taxi did a great job in getting us here,” he added.

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Re: Andy Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 10:05 AM »
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 What a wonderful day for Andy and his family. So very proud of him, he looked so handsome, and his hair was spot on. Great pictures of all the family, a day to remember!
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Re: Andy Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 10:09 AM »
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Great stuff. Even had a little piece on it and a soundbite from Murray in the first few minutes of the news here tonight.
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Re: Andy Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 03:28 PM »
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What a lovely day for the whole family.
He looked very happy.Well done Andy.
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 05:29 PM »
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Sounds like Andy was really relaxed that he felt able to tease William about his handwriting.   You can tease me about mine (which is also terrible) any day Andy.  I'm struck by how straight Andy stands in all the pics I've seen from the side.
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 09:33 AM »
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He'll be back before too long for his knighthood!
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 10:41 AM »
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I so hope so, that what he really deserves!
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 01:31 PM »
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Such a fabolous day for the Murray family, they must be so proud, Kim is a delight too so much  support for Andy.
Looking forward to next year, he must return when he is ready. We miss you Andy take care and enjoy your training -gentle by the way.
Here to 2014.
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 01:50 PM »
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They announced on tennis channel that Andy had commted to play Acapulco in feb the court in going from  clay to hard
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 01:11 AM »
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I was speaking to an ex-colleague of mine yesterday and she has a friend that was at the palace when Andy was  there. This friend said so many of the award recipients were asking Andy for a photo. She said he was so obliging and everyone seemed really thrilled to meet him. Who needs a Prince when you have the King of British tennis?
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 06:53 AM »
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I was speaking to an ex-colleague of mine yesterday and she has a friend that was at the palace when Andy was  there. This friend said so many of the award recipients were asking Andy for a photo. She said he was so obliging and everyone seemed really thrilled to meet him. Who needs a Prince when you have the King of British tennis?

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That's so sweet of Andy. Thanks for sharing this, Iona. I very much agree with the last line.Smile
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #11 on: October 20, 2013, 07:32 AM »
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I was speaking to an ex-colleague of mine yesterday and she has a friend that was at the palace when Andy was  there. This friend said so many of the award recipients were asking Andy for a photo. She said he was so obliging and everyone seemed really thrilled to meet him. Who needs a Prince when you have the King of British tennis?

I am so looking forward to his face and the pics when he gets his knighthood, even though it will be tempered by the fact he will undoubtedly be retired by then.

I really think he seems to enjoy  this sort of thing so much because after all those years of being at odds with the press and public, it is a tangible sign of how much he is now "loved" and valued. I rewatched a couple of matches yesterday - including the Wimbledon semi, and it was interesting just how confident he was in revving up the crowd. He was asking them for support,  confident in the knowledge it would be forthcoming. I don't, think that would have been the case even a couple of years ago.

Andy Murray is fast becoming a national treasure.
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #12 on: October 20, 2013, 10:18 AM »
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so wonderful to see his and the family, s happiness in reiving the Obe from prince william. He certaintly is doing the correct thing by ensuring he is fit first before returning. We only have to look at NAdal
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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #13 on: October 20, 2013, 12:53 PM »
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lol  It says a lot for Prince William's down-to-earthness that Andy felt he could tease him about his handwriting.  It probably made HRH feel more relaxed too given it was his first investiture.  Shame that the drug testers couldn't at least have given him a little leeway on this occasion, although it's possible Andy may just have said that he had an appointment, but not where!

A wonderful photograph of a very memorable and happy occasion for Andy and all his family, and a very much deserved award as well.  They will be so very proud of him, as are all of us.

I'm struck by how straight Andy stands in all the pics I've seen from the side.
I agree Ruthie, and I'm sure his naturally excellent posture will be beneficial in helping his back recover.  He's absolutely right though in taking as long as necessary to get back to 100% fitness.  He knows he's a got a long road of rehab in front of him but he knows equally well the price he would have to pay if he tried to rush things.  Fortunately he has Kim and a great team around him to give him all the support he'll need, psychologically as well as physically.

I was speaking to an ex-colleague of mine yesterday and she has a friend that was at the palace when Andy was  there. This friend said so many of the award recipients were asking Andy for a photo. She said he was so obliging and everyone seemed really thrilled to meet him. Who needs a Prince when you have the King of British tennis?
Thanks for sharing, Iona.  It's great to see Andy at last being accepted and admired for the wonderful person he is.  I really do think, as Masaka says, that he's now becoming a national treasure.







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Re: Murray honoured with OBE at the Palace « Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 02:42 PM »
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Thanks for the article Nigel. Just adding a family pic before they all get lost in the Pictures thread!

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