F1 champion Lewis Hamilton receives MBE

FORMULA 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton went to Buckingham Palace today (Tuesday) to receive his MBE. The 24-year-old Tewin race ace was presented with the gong by the Queen. Wearing a grey suit and black tie, Lewis was accompanied at the Palace by his fa

FORMULA 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton went to Buckingham Palace today (Tuesday) to receive his MBE.

The 24-year-old Tewin race ace was presented with the gong by the Queen.

Wearing a grey suit and black tie, Lewis was accompanied at the Palace by his family.

In just his second season in F1, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver became the youngest man to ever win the world crown.

He said he was "humbled" after being made an MBE for services to motor racing.

Also visiting the Palace today was Hatfield woman Brenda Beach, who received an MBE for her services to people with learning disabilities in Hertfordshire.

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Mrs Beach, 69, of Thrush Avenue, is the founder of the Gateway Club, a weekly social club for adults with learning disabilities.