OBE Honor Was A ‘magical Moment’ For Lennox

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June 28, 2011 | 9:50pm EST

Singer Annie Lennox collected an Order of the British Empire medal (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday.
The former Eurythmics star received the medal in recognition of her charitable work and for raising awareness of Aids in Africa.

She met The Queen at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony in London, and insisted the honor proves all her campaign calls are being heard.

She says, “It’s quite magical. It’s really meaningful to me that it’s for charity work. Campaigning has been taking up a great deal of my commitment for quite a few years, and what it means is that there’s a significance to what I’m doing – I’m not just working in a void. To get this acknowledgement means people are listening.”

But despite the grandeur of the ceremony, Lennox didn’t splash out on expensive new jewelry, revealing, “My bracelet and necklace are from a Christmas cracker.”