Catherine Zeta Jones receives UK royal honor

Oscar-winning Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones on Thursday received a royal honor from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The Hollywood actress was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at the ceremony where she was accompanied by husband Michael Douglas and their two children.

Catherine Zeta JonesZeta Jones, 41, told international media organizations that she was “very emotional and rather nervous” to receive the honor, which, according to the Associated Press was given for her services to the film industry and her charity efforts.

When the award was announced last year, the actress reportedly said she was “absolutely thrilled.” Zeta Jones told the media that receiving the CBE as “very personal.”

“As a British subject I feel incredibly proud. At the same time it is overwhelming and humbling,” Zeta Jones reportedly said.