Keira Knightley looked adorable in Chanel for her OBE investiture

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Keira Knightley received her OBE this morning at Buckingham Palace. The OBE is the “Order of the British Empire,” which is only one step up from the lowest civil order, the MBE. The MBE is the “starter award” but a lot of entertainers and artistic types might start out with the OBE, especially if they’re still relatively young. Keira might be on track to eventually be made Commander of the British Empire (CBE), and then later in her career, she’ll be made a Dame (KBE). Some entertainers/artists refuse these orders, but that hasn’t happened much recently. I’m pretty sure the government and Buckingham Palace quietly reach out to people they want to recognize to ensure that they will be willing to show up for the ceremony. Keira was willing.

Keira was not only willing, she seemed to truly take the order in the spirit which it was offered. She brought her husband and her parents to the ceremony, and she got all dressed up in a very chic Chanel suit and hat. Her whole look was a total French mood, honestly. She looks so pleased and proud. The shot of her looking at Prince Charles is completely adorable too.

PS… After all of her hustling, Keira was snubbed for a SAG and Golden Globe nomination for Colette.

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  1. josephine says:

    She nailed it. I liked everything about it.

  2. Tw says:

    Love her and the suit, but I would skip the belt.

  3. Dee says:

    That hat is ridiculous. She looks like Willy Wonka in it.

  4. Other Renee says:

    She looks lovely and it’s nice that she brought her family.

  5. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    I don’t love, love it, but her personality shines and makes it likeable for me, but probably not on many others.

  6. El8zq says:

    Suit is amazing. Wish ribbon wasn’t black and hate the hat.

  7. oliphant says:

    LOL i though this was duchess kate!!!!

  8. Scal says:

    Love the outfit, the hat not so much. Kind of ruins the look.

  9. Veronica S. says:

    I like the outfit, but I feel like the hair is wrong for the hat? Something pulled back would’ve made it look less busy. Anyways, congratulations as due.

  10. Catherine says:

    Her mom is so CUTE!! Look at her hand around her waist!! Whole thing adorable and wonderful 💖

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    I LOVE this look its soo her – her husband also nailed the look for the occasion. Congrats

  12. Lucy says:

    Love that picture of her with her family! Don’t love the outfit but Keira’s killing it!

  13. Deutzel says:

    Just some minor corrections: I think you meant that OBE is the “Officer of the British Empire”; and that she might later be made a Dame, which would be a DBE, not a KBE.

    (Please ignore me if this isn’t right xp)

  14. Alyse says:

    People always get written to first to find out if they will accept the award before it’s announced publicly. We don’t generally hear about refusals unless the famous person publicly announces their refusal.

  15. Katebush says:

    Don’t like that silly hat looks like a school girl as some posh private school

  16. Leslie says:

    I’m surprised Keira was willing to accept an OBE considering when someone asked her about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy with Prince George, Keira said something about not understanding why the Brits still had a monarchy.

  17. MaryContrary says:

    Her husband should have a tie on. And her hat is ridiculously twee. Otherwise, she looks delightful.

  18. SM says:

    This is agreat statement. Love the look

  19. Karen2 says:

    ..earlier ppl spent a lot of time trashing Amber’s acting style. But is Keira’s one note acting any better? For me she ruined PotC 2 cos I paid to see Depp & she was on the screen so much more, playing toff. Also Cynthia Erivo…isn’t she British..she won a has she got an OBE or whatever? …