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Murray Receives OBE Honour From Duke Of Cambridge

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Murray© PA/Buckingham PalaceHis Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge presents Andy Murray his O.B.E. at Buckingham Palace.

Andy Murray was presented an O.B.E. (Officer of Order of British Empire) on Thursday at His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge’s first investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 

Murray arrived at Buckingham Palace with girlfriend Kim Sears and his parents Willie and Judy in a chauffeur-driven people carrier.

He spoke for one minute with The Duke of Cambridge, noticeably longer than any of the other recipients. It is understood that Murray is the favourite tennis player of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Murray was awarded the OBE, for services to tennis, on 29 December 2012 in the New Year Honours’ List in recognition of winning the US Open and London Olympics 2012 singles gold medal.

In July, he became the first British man in 77 years to win the singles title at Wimbledon.

Murray’s mother, Judy, tweeted, “Yes, I cried. #OBE”, after the ceremony.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II asked The Duke Of Cambridge if he would start performing investitures several months ago.

Murray recently underwent minor back surgery and will make his ATP World Tour return in 2014.

When asked about his recovery after the ceremony, Murray said, "It's been going pretty well, it has been three weeks since the operation and I started rehab a week ago. I have been in the swimming pool and on the bike, but it's going to be four or five weeks before I am back on the court."

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