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<p>British actor <strong>Idris Elba</strong> may not be the next James Bond, but he is the next best thing.</p>
<p>Elba, 43, was <a href=knighted an Officer of the British Empire by Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Elba received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his excellence in acting drama.

Elba is pictured above with his elegant mom.

The Epoch Times -- British actor Idris Elba went to Buckingham Palace in London, March 11 and returned home with a medallion of an Officer of the British Empire.

His Ghanaian-born mom, Eve, who also came to the royal ceremony was very happy, Elba said on Twitter.

According to USA Today, Elba had a chance to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the 2013 premiere of his Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom.”

The official Twitter account for the royal family tweeted, “.@idriselba looking forward to welcoming you and all of today’s recipients to Buckingham Palace #Investiture.”

Thanks to loyal reader Django for the tip.

  • iWasteTime

    I've waiting for this post!
    Shout out to Idris and he went with his momma!
    Django we cool on today!!

  • Full Monty

    Momma looking good too! I see where he get it from!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I don't celebrate the death of brown people by wearing GREEN muthafukkaz!!! Nah you pinch if you wanna (unless you sexy and i like you..)

  • Jusstlookn

    Nod of the head. Congraulations Sir

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Oh, so he brought his mom. That's good. Now he won't have to lie to his new side piece about why he's out in public with the woman he shares a child with and clearly found good enough to bang and bust in raw. He won't have to say their just friends and he's not even attracted to her, or whatever bs he told that gullible centaur shaped K Michelle. Congrats Idris.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Love Idris as an actor! Congrats! Where is @Man to tell us what a lush Idris is??

  • iWasteTime

    if Kelly Rowland ain't brang @Man out NOTHING will!!

  • mela.reign77

    Congrats to him and good look on taking mommy. This is one sexy man, my goodness. with his yummy looking self! Lol

  • socaligirl99

    I choked@centaur shaped. Lol.

  • iWasteTime

    You are on one today!
    You did give us a warning though!

  • the guest

    Congratulations Sir Elba! I'm so proud of this man and so happy for his beautiful mum. I love Idris Elba and wish him the greatest heights of success! And Prince William inherited his mother's visionary spirit.

  • HelloToni

    Lovely....I imagine this is an esteem honor.

  • Just Keya

    I was gonna come settle in to play, but ...never mind. I can't. P.S. My breakfast was soooo good.

  • Tammie Reed

    Congrats to him!

  • Milani

    Momma is beautiful in her African garb...good for Idris.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You know you just want to take a super long nap anyway.?

  • Django the God

    You know she had a Grand Boubou waiting for Idris.

  • Miany

    gosh he posted this pic last week auntie... what you did walk the story from cross the pond?/ lol jk good morning auntea

  • Miany

    His momma up there looking like the real Queen.. <3

  • Miany

    Good morning roses... Im sharing this with yall fore I share with most everyone else cuz I don't believe anyone of you know me well enough to wish bad on me... I have a bun in the oven!! The bad habit and I are almost certain it's under 30 days. I am just friggin psyched cuz I did not think it would or could happen

  • Sexy CJ

    Elba received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his excellence in acting drama.....@ Stringer Bell.....(The Wire).

  • Sexy CJ


  • Yoni

    This bae. LOL

  • Yoni


  • Just Keya

    OMG CONGRATS!!!!!!! God Bless and yyyeeeaaaaaaas

  • Yoni

    He can stay right where he is if he's going to talk bad about bae. I won't have it!

  • Just Keya

    Don't I!!!!! I'm tired!!!

  • Yoni

    Don't forget kim too. LOL

  • Milani


  • nucynu25


  • nucynu25

    U starting early huh ? Lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Congratulations!!! This blog is fertile! ?

  • Just Keya

    Sigh. So this place is like to work at just called me for an interview. But y'all know that no one is going to hire me this pregnant. So I'm happy and sad. I'm going to the interview though

  • nicelyput32

    And Monica

  • Miany

    Yes, I think you should go for sure..... I wonder if you can almost hide the bump with a suit jacket and just look like a slim chick with a little extra belly.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You never know what talking to people will do. Getting your name out there, they may think about you a few months from now for something else. So, still go.

  • Lovezoe


  • Miany

    thank you!

  • Miany

    Thank you!

  • Miany

    Thanks Milani!

  • Miany

    Thanks nucynu!

  • LipstickANDlace

    Look at my future mother in law. ??

  • Just Keya

    I'm going to go. And pray for the best.

  • Just Keya

    I'm sure gonna try

  • LibraGirlonly

    You should go. They will respect you for that and may ask you to come back after you have the baby.

  • Just Keya

    I'm going to go. And be honest about the baby and tell them I fully plan on working after.

  • LibraGirlonly


  • Miany seems we are

  • stanhope

    Mom is looking sensational! He ain't bad either.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    As a historian, and with knowledge of the evils doings of Europeans, which includes the British... Why is it an honor to be "knighted"?

  • T3

    Bae!!!! ????

  • Luv Pitties

    Congrats on your blessing!

  • Bam Bam Li

    Congratulations!!!!!!! ????????

  • Judi Lauren

    Sir Idris

  • Orchidjones

    Can we now call him "Sir" Idrissa?
    I am amped for this Virgo...He is doing big thangs!

  • thick1tyme

    That's why I stroll thru with latex gloves on my mouse.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Where can I find my own damn Idris?
    His type isn't even close to the A.

  • Let Your Soul Glow


  • Zizzle

    Good job, Sir.

    When will you be knighted, Ms. Rose?

  • Saywhatnow?

    Ugh...a man in a ill fitting suit! my pet peeve. A one who can do better.

  • 88

    Being knighted by the same Europeans that enslaved you ancestors is an honor?

  • 88

    Exactly, Black ppl still loaning for acceptance from their former's sickening.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Im tardy to the party. Congrats babes.

  • Miany

    Thank you.

  • Miany

    Thanks BamBam!

  • MzApple


  • Miany

    thanks hun

  • Miany

    Thanks hun!

  • quetzalstar

    now they'll let him play james bond

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Love me some African Moms .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    She's not Greenwich anymore .


    I overlooked this post earlier so don't judge me, but even though I am very late I had to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  • AJ

    Sir Idris Elba
    That has a nice ring to it!

  • Miany


  • Miany

    thank you hun!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ?? thatisall

  • product of 79

    ? Awesome... Sounds really distinguished, good lookin mum?

  • Yetunde

    He wasn't knighted, that would make him Sir Idris Elba. He was however, appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. It's a good look, well done to him.

  • KB

    Congratulations! I hope those that do know you don't wish anything else but positivity.

  • Miany

    Thanks hun!

  • Miany

    Thank you hun...I'm sure they will be positive in May when I share with them.