Sandi Toksvig collects OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace
Sandi Toksvig has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner in front of 2,000 people.
“It has been a heck of a week,” PA reports the gay comedian and broadcaster said after picking up her award from the Prince of Wales on Friday.
“I think I need a holiday after these two events.”
Of last weekend’s ceremony at London’s Festival Hall, she said: “We in civil partnerships have to wait for what we called the upgrade (to get married) so we renewed our vows on stage in front of 2,000 people – it was a small event.
“At the end of it we had 2,000 people singing Bring Me Sunshine and dancing. It was a great moment.
“It has been an extraordinary week I have to say.”
Toksvig, born in Copenhagen, currently presents The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4.
In 1994, Save the Children dropped her services as compere of its 75th-anniversary celebrations after she came out, following a direct action protest by the Lesbian Avengers, the charity subsequently apologised.
Toksvig is mother to three children: two daughters, Jessica and Megan, and a son Theo.
She lives on a houseboat in Wandsworth, south-west London, with her civil partner, psychotherapist Debbie Toksvig.
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