23rd July 01:45 AM
Tom Hardy awarded a CBE by Prince Charles
By Lena Reece
Monday 19/11/2018
Actor Tom Hardy is made Commander of the Order of the British Empire [Photo: Independent Life]

Film star Tom Hardy has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to drama by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

The Mad Max and Venom actor is a friend of Princes William and Harry and was among the guests at Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May.

He was honoured by the Prince of Wales at a ceremony where author Ken Follett was also made a CBE and TV historian Lucy Worsley was appointed an OBE.

Businessman and philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman received a knighthood.

Hardy's connections with royalty extend back to 2006, when he played Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I's favourite, in TV's The Virgin Queen.

It is also understood that he appeared with Princes William and Harry in a scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in which they all dressed as masked stormtroopers. The scene did not appear in the finished film.

The 41yr‑old was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 2015's The Revenant and has also starred in such films as Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.

[Source: BBC]

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