Olympic Gold medallist and Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
In 2012 Bradley became the first ever Brit to win the Tour de France and he also won a Gold medal at the London Olympic Games. Bradley’s wife and children accompanied him to the ceremony and speaking about the experience he stated ‘It was quite nerve-wracking actually. I'm still shaking now, to be honest. I was just talking to some of the other people getting stuff, and asking them what they've been honoured for, and they're historic things, ground-breaking sciences or whatever.’
Bradley was the winner of the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and is currently in training for the Games in 2016. He said that his knighthood was significant ‘in that it tops off the closure of last summer as it were, even though it's more than a year ago.’
There were other receiving honours from the Queen at the Buckingham Palace ceremony; singer PJ Harvey and cricketer Wasim Khan were both appointed an MBE’s.
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