James Corden Awarded OBE by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace: 'It's Overwhelming'
He received the honor on Thursday for services to drama
The Late Late Show host was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, for his services to drama in his native England, and was presented with the honor by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, in a ceremony at the palace.
“It’s overwhelming to come back from Los Angeles and then be stood in Buckingham Palace receiving such a thing,” he told the Press Association. “I feel very undeserved but grateful nonetheless.”
He later shared a picture of his meeting with the Princess Royal on Twitter.
Responding to the news this week that the Queen’s London residence is in need of renovations that will cost more than $230 million, Corden, 36, declared that the 18th-century palace didn’t look too bad.
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“I’ll be honest, the bits I’ve seen – it doesn t look too shabby,” he said. “It looks all right to me. I mean, it’s an amazing it’s an incredible building.”
Corden, who was accompanied by his wife, Julia Carey, to the ceremony, was also asked which member of the royal family he would like to have join him for some carpool karaoke on his talk show.
It was easy to guess his answer: Prince Harry.