Hopeful model Lesley Hornby was named The Face of ’66 by the Daily Express.
Presently, after 53 years, Twiggy has been regarded for a lifetime of administration to form, expressions of the human experience and philanthropy. The style model, performer and grandma of three, talked about her “astonishing” knowledge after the Prince of Wales gave her Dame Commander symbol at Buckingham Palace yesterday. “About time you got this,” the beneficiary to the position of authority advised her.
Woman Twiggy, who was raised in Neasden, northwest London, said she would have laughed at the prospect of such a respect when she was culled from lack of definition at 16 to end up a worldwide displaying sensation.
She said of Charles: “I’ve met him previously, he’s extremely decent.
“He stated, ‘Congrats, about time you got this, we’re altogether excited for you’ .”
Holding her Dame Commander badge, the 69-year-old, wedded name Lesley Lawson, told everybody: “Authoritatively it’s Dame Lesley yet call me Dame Twiggy. Lady Twiggy sounds best.”
Joined by spouse Leigh, stepson Jason and girl Carly, she was wearing a chic tuxedo by fashioner Stella McCartney.
Likewise at the service, Downton Abbey star Jim Carter got an OBE, while superstar voice mentor David Grant was granted a MBE.