Ronnie Corbett has spoken of his delight after receiving the CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The veteran comic admired his medal - which matched his blue and pink striped tie - saying: "It's very pretty. It's a very lovely honour. I shall treasure it."
After exchanging a few words with the Queen in the ballroom, the 81-year-old said: "She told me 'You make people laugh'. I think she's remarkable for her age."
The 5ft 1in star said he was in good health after collapsing at a dinner last month to celebrate being recognised in the New Year's Honours List for his services to charity and the entertainment industry.
The pint-sized Two Ronnies star said he planned to make up for having to cut short the earlier meal by having a special lunch with friends, but revealed that his wife Anne is currently in hospital with pneumonia.
Ronnie brought his two daughters with him to share the occasion and added: "I'm just sorry Anne couldn't be with me. But it's a lovely day."
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