Twiggy, the model known for her thin physique, short hair, and bold fashion sense, was awarded damehood for her service to charity, art, and fashion.
Born Lesley Lawson, Twiggy became the poster girl for the colorful mod movement of the 1960s.
“Officially it’s Dame Lesley but call me Dame Twiggy,” the 69-year-old starlet said. “I think Dame Twiggy sounds best. It’s amazing when you think of all the things I’ve done in life.”
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At today’s Investiture, held at Buckingham Palace by The Prince of Wales, @twiggylawson collected her Damehood for Services to Fashion, the Arts and Charity. Swipe 👉 to see more of today’s recipients including Scottish beekeeper 🐝 Charles Irwin MBE, Vice President of Show Racism The Red Card ⚽ Leroy Rosenior MBE, British Actor 🎭 Jim Carter OBE and Primate Conservationist with @apeactionafrica 🦍 Rachel Hogan OBE. Congratulations to everyone who received their Awards! 📸 1, 4 & 5 – PA
Twiggy was joined by her husband Leigh Lawson, 73, son Jason, 43, and daughter Carly, 41, for the ceremony conducted by Prince Charles.
She told the Mail Online that her teenage-self would probably have “giggled” at the thought of damehood.
“When we wake up every morning we turn to each other, my husband and we just giggle. So it’s a very nice, warm feeling, and obviously I am very honoured,” she said in an interview following the ceremony in March.
“I’m a very proud Brit, I feel I’m an ambassador for Britain, I always have that, because I think it’s the best country in the world and I travel the world all the time and I’m known throughout the world and, you know, being British is one of my things.”