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Ruth Wilson receives her MBE for her services to drama from Princess Anne

Ruth Wilson looks chic in white as she receives an MBE for her services to drama from Princess Anne – in the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic

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Ruth Wilson cut a chic figure as she received royal honours during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday. 

The actress, 40, who has starred in hit TV series such as The Affair and Luther, was named in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to drama.

She was appointed an MBE by the Princess Royal, Anne, stepping out to attend the ceremony in an elegant white ensemble in the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic.

Chic: Ruth Wilson, 40, received her MBE for her services to drama as she stepped out in an elegant white ensemble to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday – in the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic

Momentous occasion: Ruth looked delighted as she was given her honour from Princess Anne

Momentous occasion: Ruth looked delighted as she was given her honour from Princess Anne 

Ruth looked sensational as she slipped into a jacquard midi dress with a structured collared top and long sleeves with a buttoned closure down the front. 

The stunning number fell to her calves with pleated side panels and she added height to her frame with a pair of black pointed toe stilettos.  

The Luther star added a knotted fabric headband to her hair and a flick of eyeliner to complete her look.

Stunning: Ruth looked sensational as she slipped into a jacquard midi dress with a structured collared top and long sleeves with a buttoned closure down the front

Stunning: Ruth looked sensational as she slipped into a jacquard midi dress with a structured collared top and long sleeves with a buttoned closure down the front

An honour: Ruth looked sensational as she slipped into a jacquard midi dress with a structured collared top and long sleeves with a buttoned closure down the front to receive her award

An honour: Ruth looked sensational as she slipped into a jacquard midi dress with a structured collared top and long sleeves with a buttoned closure down the front to receive her award 

Getting along: She gesticulated as she engaged in conversation with Princess Anne

Getting along: She gesticulated as she engaged in conversation with Princess Anne 

The actress rose to prominence after she was cast in primetime show The Affair as Alison Bailey in 2014 opposite actor Dominic West, 52, who played Noah Solloway, before she left suddenly in 2019.

She told The Sunday Times the most difficult part of filming intimate scenes in The Affair was the lack of instruction, adding: ‘Since #MeToo… intimacy coaches are really scientific about sex scenes.

‘But before nothing would be said. It would be about making it up as you go along. ‘

Incredible: The actress, who has starred in hit TV series such as The Affair and Luther, was named in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to drama

Incredible: The actress, who has starred in hit TV series such as The Affair and Luther, was named in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to drama

She continued: ‘No one wanted to discuss [sex scenes], so the actors were invariably left to create something on the day and that’s desperately awkward. It’s a horrible place to be.’

Ruth added that filming sex scenes that didn’t seem authentic felt ‘exploitative’.

The star insists she now feels fine about the scenes she was required to film, describing them as an unfortunate ‘rite of passage’ for people in the industry. 

On screen: The actress rose to prominence after she was cast in primetime show The Affair as Alison Bailey in 2014 opposite actor Dominic West, 52, who played Noah Solloway

On screen: The actress rose to prominence after she was cast in primetime show The Affair as Alison Bailey in 2014 opposite actor Dominic West, 52, who played Noah Solloway

Resolution: Ruth previously said that when filming The Affair, she and co-star Dominic would discuss how their sex scenes should be presented

Resolution: Ruth previously said that when filming The Affair, she and co-star Dominic would discuss how their sex scenes should be presented

Last year, Ruth produced and starred in film True Things, employing intimacy coach Ita O’Brien to talk the actors through the sex scenes.

It walked the stars through step by step, prompting them where to put their hands and where to look so everyone felt comfortable and not ‘over-objectified’.

She added that she thought sex scenes are a reminder that an actor’s body is not their own as stars are objectified.

Well-deserved: Giddy Mel B also received her MBE- hers for services to domestic violence victims from Prince William

Well-deserved: Giddy Mel B also received her MBE- hers for services to domestic violence victims from Prince William 

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