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Ennis among Olympic stars to receive royal honors

Thursday - 2/28/2013, 9:55am  ET

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis poses for the media after she received her Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal from Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday Feb. 28, 2013. Ennis is among a number of British gold medal winners from the recent London 2012 Olympic Games to be honored by the Queen in recognition of their sporting achievements. (AP Photo / Jonathan Brady, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

LONDON (AP) -- Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis is one of a number of British gold medalists from the London Games to collect honors from Queen Elizabeth II.

Ennis says it was a "nerve-racking" experience to meet the queen Thursday and be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Ennis adds that the queen said "the summer was amazing" and asked how training was going.

Other Olympians honored at Buckingham Palace were cyclist Jason Kenny, long jumper Greg Rutherford and boxer Nicola Adams. Dave Brailsford, the performance director of Britain's successful cycling team, was knighted.

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