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Defoe delighted with day out at Palace

16th November 2018, 18:36 by Aidan Perkins

Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe said he was "honoured and blessed" to gain an OBE after collecting it from Buckingham Palace on Friday.

Defoe was at the Palace on Friday to pick up the accolade, awarded to him in recognition of the work done by his charitable foundation and he was presented with his OBE by Prince of Wales.

The experienced Cherries forward was recognised in June in the Queen's birthday honours list and afterwards he dedicated it to the late Bradley Lowery, who died in 2017 after suffering from a rare form of cancer..

Defoe wrote on Instagram: "Feeling honoured and blessed to receive my OBE today at the Palace."

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish also officially received his knighthood at the Palace on Friday.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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