Last week the Queen’s Birthday Honours List was released, and being awarded with a MBE for her campaign against knife crime was actress Brooke Kinsella.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Brooke revealed that although it is a massive honour she can’t help but feel guilty. She said: “It’s really strange, it’s an incredible honour but it’s very bittersweet obviously. And I do feel really undeserving because there’s hundreds of people who do what I do and probably do it just as good or better, so I feel a bit guilty actually.”
Brooke started up the campaign to rid Britain of youth violence after her 16-year-old brother Ben was stabbed to death three years ago.
She continued: “There are many, many other people who have helped along the way, so I’d like the share the MBE, if I can, with everybody that’s helped.”
Brooke revealed that she thought her brother would be amused at trip to the palace, she said: “I think he’d be in hysterical laughter. I think he’d be in disbelief, just like the rest of my family.
"They’re very proud, and this is for my family and it’s ultimately for Ben. But my biggest worry is what am I going to wear to the palace? And he’d be kind of laughing at me and playing jokes and hiding my shoes on the day I’m sure.”
What an admirable young lady!