christopherbailey_mbe_buckinghampalace.jpgAt CQ, we're proud as punch for Christopher Bailey who turned up to Buckingham Palace last Friday to collect his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen. And the cutest bit - he brought his folks along to watch him... aww!

"I am both honoured and humbled," Bailey told WWD. "This award also recognizes the incredible team that I work with, and it is a privilege to be a part of Burberry, a great British brand."

Bailey was awarded the honour for his services to the fashion industry. It finishes a stellar year for the designer, who was also recently promoted from creative director to chief creative officer at Burberry. While earlier this week, he was also made an honorary patron of Dublin's Trinity College's Philosophical Society *applause*.