As reported at the end of 2016, Marty Wilde was to be awarded an MBE. Today was the great day.
Rock 'n' roll star Marty Wilde received an MBE for services to music today. He appeared at Buckingham Palace today with his wife Joyce and daughters Kim and Roxanne. Kim was the first to report on this, with a lovely picture of the four of them:
So proud to accompany Dad with sis Roxy and mum Joyce to Buckingham Palace for his MBE Award! pic.twitter.com/s06j39wPaI— Kim Wilde (@kimwilde) May 5, 2017
The Royal Family followed suit with an official photograph of Marty and Kim.
Congratulations to rock 'n' roll legend Marty Wilde MBE! Since 1957 Marty has written over 100 songs – including some for daughter Kim. pic.twitter.com/FIUjTfTRZ3— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 5, 2017
Then of course, Kim also posted a photograph of the legend, holding the honour in his hand.
ITV news reported on Marty tonight. You can see the report here.