November 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Benedict Cumberbatch is now a Commander of the British Empire

Benedict Cumberbatch is now officially king of the world. Not really, but close.

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Benedict Cumberbatch has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his services to the performing arts and to charity.

The 39-year-old actor, alongside wife Sophie Hunter, wore a traditional morning suit to receive his Commander of the British Empire award in a ceremony Tuesday.

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The Sherlock star, who was also Oscar-nominated for best actor for his portrayal of computer scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, told reporters afterward that the experience was “quite nerve-wracking.”

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Cumberbatch, who recently finished a stage run playing Hamlet at London’s Barbican Theatre, has been supporting charity appeals to help Syrian refugees, and helped raise more than 150,000 pounds ($227,000 CDN) in donations for Save the Children.

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