Stella McCartney, Queen Elizabeth II

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Fashion is important to the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II honored yet another big Hollywood name today, when she pinned designer Stella McCartney with the Order of the British Empire award for excellence and service in the fashion industry. 

The 41-year-old, who told ITV News she felt "really proud and really excited and honored," was dressed to impress (obvs) in a blue pencil skirt and peplum blazer suit, which was, of course, one of her own creations, as she arrived at Buckingham Palace alongside her husband, Alasdhair Willis.

Along with Adidas, with whom she collaborates on a sportswear line, McCartney created the Olympic 2012 outfits for Team Great Britain, a job which involved creating over 500 individual pieces.

Last year, McCartney told The Telegraph she "really enjoyed the experience" and that her brand "wasn't just plucked from nowhere, we've been doing this collaboration for eight years and it was an honest approach. It wasn't like, let's just get a British fashion designer to chuck some flag on a jacket, it was genuine."

Clearly, her efforts did not go unnoticed.

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