HONOURED: Jessica Ennis receives her CBE from the Queen
OLYMPIC GOLDEN girl Jessica Ennis has been awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace today (Feb 28) as a host of Olympians collected their New Year Honours.
Ennis, who took heptathlon gold at last year's London Games, arrived at the palace this morning to be honoured by the Queen accompanied by by fiance Andy Hill.
Boxing gold medal winner Nicola Adams, 30, was also awarded an MBE. The flyweight, who outclassed China's Ren Cancan to win, said: "I'm over the moon, really excited."
She added: "It isn't every day you get to come to the palace and receive the MBE.
"I am over the moon and can't believe I'm receiving this today."
KNOCK OUT: Boxer Nicola Adams receives her Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal from the Queen during the ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (Feb 28)
Last week amateur boxer Anthony Joshua, who won super-heavyweight gold at The Games, was also awarded an MBE.
Today's ceremony has seen honours go to a collection of athletes who became household names with their achievements as part of Team GB at the London 2012 Games.