Idris Elba Is Now an Officer of the British Empire, Honored by Prince William
His Ghanaian-born mom, Eve, who also came to the royal ceremony was very happy, Elba said on Twitter.
Elba, 43, received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) award from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
“The Wire” star was honored for his services to drama.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 11, 2016
According to USA Today, Elba had a chance to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the 2013 premiere of his Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom.”
The official Twitter account for the royal family tweeted, “[email protected] looking forward to welcoming you and all of today’s recipients to Buckingham Palace #Investiture.”
— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) March 11, 2016
Elba made SAG Awards history in January when he became the first male actor to take home two trophies in one night.