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Anna Wintour is made a Dame at Buckingham Palace

  • American Vogue editor Anna Wintour was made a Dame Commander today
  • The celebrated journalist dropped her frosty facade and smiled for pictures
  • But she still sported a pair of signature oversized sunglasses for the occasion

By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline

Published: 08:02 EDT, 5 May 2017 | Updated: 11:50 EDT, 5 May 2017

Her poker face and icy glare have earned her a reputation as one of the steeliest women in fashion.

But Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, let her frosty facade drop as she was made a Dame Commander by the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.

The formidable magazine chief, 67, smiled as she posed for photographs after receiving the honour in recognition of her services to fashion and journalism.

Speaking afterwards, she revealed how she thanked the Queen for Prince Philip's 'inspirational' service following his retirement from royal duties yesterday.

Cracking a smile: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was made Dame Commander at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of her celebrated journalism career 
Cracking a smile: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was made Dame Commander at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of her celebrated journalism career 

Cracking a smile: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was made Dame Commander at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of her celebrated journalism career 

Honoured: Ms Wintour looked humbled as she received the damehood from the Queen
Honoured: Ms Wintour looked humbled as she received the damehood from the Queen

Honoured: Ms Wintour looked humbled as she received the damehood from the Queen

Family affair: Daughter Bee Shaffer, 29, was on hand to celebrate her mother's achievement

Bee shared this photo of her mother after the ceremony, captioning it 'Dame AW'
Bee shared this photo of her mother after the ceremony, captioning it 'Dame AW'

Bee shared this photo of her mother after the ceremony, captioning it 'Dame AW'

Dress like a dame in a bouclé coat by Chanel

Move over, Victoria Beckham!

After all the glamour of the Met Gala on Monday, today was another exciting day for the editor of American Vogue.

Anna Wintour was appointed Dame Commander by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and of course she looked très chic for the occasion. She wouldn't be the Anna Wintour we know and love without her signature bob and oversized sunglasses, but it was her pale pink coat that really caught our attention.

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Ms Wintour said: 'I congratulated her on Prince Philip's service because obviously that's so remarkable and such an inspiration to us all.'

The mother-of-two, who was joined by her glamorous 29-year-old daughter Bee Shaffer, also told how the Queen had struggled to attach the medal to her pink Chanel coat during the ceremony.

'She couldn't find where to put the brooch,' she said. 

Ever stylish, Ms Wintour wore the calf-length coat with nude pumps and finished the look with a pair of signature oversized black sunglasses.

However she adhered to royal protocol and removed the shades as she received the damehood, offering the public a rare glimpse of her eyes.

Proud: Ms Wintour smiled as she displayed her medal following the investiture service today
Proud: Ms Wintour smiled as she displayed her medal following the investiture service today

Proud: Ms Wintour smiled as she displayed her medal following the investiture service today

Rare glimpse: The editor-in-chief removed her sunglasses during the royal ceremony

Signature look: But the shades were firmly back in place when she posed for photos outside
Signature look: But the shades were firmly back in place when she posed for photos outside

Signature look: But the shades were firmly back in place when she posed for photos outside

Born in London, Ms Wintour is the daughter of of Charles Wintour, the famed then-editor of the London Evening Standard, and philanthropist Elinor Wintour.

Her journalism career started at Harpers & Queen magazine in 1970. In 1983 she joined Condé Nast as creative director of American Vogue, beginning her relationship with the iconic brand. 

Ms Wintour returned to London to serve as editor of British Vogue between 1985 and 1987 before rejoining American Vogue in her current position in 1988. 

In March 2013 Ms. Wintour was named the artistic director of Condé Nast. 

Recognition: Ms Wintour has served as editor-in-chief of American Vogue for nearly 30 years
Recognition: Ms Wintour has served as editor-in-chief of American Vogue for nearly 30 years

Recognition: Ms Wintour has served as editor-in-chief of American Vogue for nearly 30 years

Chic: Ever stylish, Ms Wintour wore a blush pink belted Chanel boucle coat
Chic: Ever stylish, Ms Wintour wore a blush pink belted Chanel boucle coat

Chic: Ever stylish, Ms Wintour wore a blush pink belted Chanel boucle coat

Engaged: The magazine chief looked animated as she briefly spoke to the Queen
Engaged: The magazine chief looked animated as she briefly spoke to the Queen

Engaged: The magazine chief looked animated as she briefly spoke to the Queen

ROCKER MARTY WILDE MADE MBE

Anna Wintour was among a number of distinguished figures honoured today. 

Reginald Smith, better known by his stage name Marty Wilde, 78, was made a Member of the British Empire for his services to popular music.

The rocker, who rose to fame in the 1950s, was joined at the service by his wife Joyce and their daughters Roxanne and Kim, who are also musicians.  

Rock and roll icon: Singer songwriter Marty Wilde with his daughter Kim Wilde, 56
Rock and roll icon: Singer songwriter Marty Wilde with his daughter Kim Wilde, 56

Rock and roll icon: Singer songwriter Marty Wilde with his daughter Kim Wilde, 56

Distinguished: The 78-year-old bowed as he was made an MBE by the Queen today
Distinguished: The 78-year-old bowed as he was made an MBE by the Queen today

Distinguished: The 78-year-old bowed as he was made an MBE by the Queen today

James Jones, the former bishop of Liverpool, was knighted for his work with the families of the Hillsborough victims. 

Olympic gold medallists Matthew Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and George Nash will also receive MBEs for services to rowing after their success in the Rio games. 

And the Times political cartoonist Peter Brookes, 73, received a CBE for services to the media. 

Marty Wilde
Marty Wilde
Dapper: The 1950s rocker, right with daughter Kim, looked smart in a suit and red tie
Dapper: The 1950s rocker, right with daughter Kim, looked smart in a suit and red tie

Dapper: The 1950s rocker, right with daughter Kim, looked smart in a suit and red tie

Family: The singer with wife Joyce and daughters Roxanne  and Kim Wilde, far right
Family: The singer with wife Joyce and daughters Roxanne  and Kim Wilde, far right

Family: The singer with wife Joyce and daughters Roxanne  and Kim Wilde, far right

 

 

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