Although Sylvia Park was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June last year, the actual investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace did not take place until 30 January 2015.
Resplendent in red and green hanbok, Sylvia received the honour from the Prince of Wales. She commented:
So very thrilled, happy and proud I was on that day to represent in the UK my country of birth. The first Korean expatriate living in the UK to receive such an award. It was a joy to receive such an award and an honour to be recognised by my friends and peers in this manner.
Congratulations to Sylvia on the honour, in recognition of many years of hard work promoting friendship between Korea and the UK.
Here are some of the official photos of the event: