The 79-year-old fashion designer has been named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) for Services to Fashion by Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday (June 19) at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Ralph is the first American designer to receive such an honor.
Joining Ralph at the event was wife Ricky Lauren and their children, son David Lauren with his wife Lauren Bush Lauren, son Andrew Lauren, and daughter Dylan Lauren with her husband Paul Arrouet.
“To have the honorary KBE conferred on me by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and presented to me personally by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is an honor I have humbly accepted,” Ralph said in a statement. “I have always been inspired by the history, traditions and culture of Great Britain and the historic relationship our two countries have shared. This is one of the most meaningful honors bestowed at this very special moment in my 50th Anniversary.”
Congrats Ralph Lauren!
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