The Actor of 12 years a slave was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Duke of Cambridge during an official ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday morning.

chinwetelu Agu being awarded the CBE

Earlier in 2008 he received the award of an OBE in 2008.

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hiwetel was dressed to impress in a grey suit and black brogues for the all-important moment, looking dapper in his smart attire.
The 38-year-old star was overcome with emotion as he spoke to Prince William in front of the large crowd assembled, beaming with pride as he was recognised for his services to drama.