Keira Knightley is not just nominated for their outstanding roles, but prestigious awards like Oscar or Golden globe, I didn’t. Despite this, in Britain the writings Knightley really appreciate, for which she received a prestigious award from Queen Elizabeth II. The awarding ceremony is traditionally held at Buckingham Palace, and the Order of the British Empire Knightley received from the hands of Prince Charles.
That Knightley will receive the order was known in June of this year. She was among the Birthday Honours of Her Majesty and was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his achievements in the dramatic arts and charity. Yesterday the star was invited to Buckingham Palace, where Prince Charles gave an award to the actress. At the ceremony, Kira appeared not one, but with a support group — mother Sharman MacDonald and father will Knightley and husband James Rayton.
“I was very scared when I saw in my mailbox an envelope with the emblem of the government: I thought that I did not pay the taxes on time. But now may require at home to give me the honor,” Kira joked in an interview.
Knightley herself to the Royal family is ambiguous. Earlier, the actress has published essays on motherhood, which is unexpected for many has criticized Kate Middleton!
Talking about the first months of life of her daughter, Edie, Kyra touched on the topic of childbirth and criticized Kate Middleton. The fact that almost immediately after birth, the Duchess appeared in public together with her newborn baby and Prince William. “She came out of the hospital seven hours after giving birth, wearing makeup, high heels. Why hide and mask the pain when your body is torn apart, the chest is flowing and hormones are raging? To look beautiful and stylish in front of a bunch of men photographers? Seven hours later, after your struggle with life and death, Kate. Seven hours after your body was broken and from it came a bloody, screaming life? Don’t show your face! Don’t tell me!”
Interestingly, Knightley gave birth to a daughter the day before Kate — the Princess Charlotte. The essay became part of the collection “Feminists don’t wear pink (and other fallacies)”. Kira it also describes in detail the experience of their own births, breastfeeding and the pain they brought.
The theme of feminism Kira touched on in earlier interviews. Says the actress, with years of experience in historical dramas, in her opinion, women are treated better. “I’m not in modern stories because the female characters there’s almost always rape. I always find something unpleasant in the depicted woman. And historical, on the contrary, inspire me. Sometimes I fall into the hands of a scenario about the present in which the heroine is not raped on the first five pages, and it is not just a loving girlfriend or wife. Feel that things are changing for the better,” Knightley said in an interview.