Tuesday 29 November 2022 01:51 PM Emma Raducanu receives an MBE for services to tennis from King Charles trends now
Emma Raducanu said she is 'extremely grateful' to have received an MBE after it was presented to her by the King on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old athlete beamed as she posed for pictures after accepting the honour, awarded for services to tennis, at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.
She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire after her US Open victory in 2021 at the age of just 18.
The victory over Canadian - and fellow teenager - Leylah Fernandez saw her make history as the first British woman to win a grand slam title since Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon victory in 1977.
Honoured: Emma Raducanu said she is 'extremely grateful' for her MBE after it was presented to her by the King at a special ceremony on Tuesday
In a statement after the ceremony, she said: 'It's been great to receive my honour today from his Majesty the King - I feel extremely grateful.'
Emma looked radiant for the ceremony as she donned a black midi dress with a lace overlay that she paired with a boater cap.
Yet despite making history with