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Phil Collins Attends Brother's Mbe Ceremony

Singer Phil Collins joins his brother at Buckingham Palace to watch him receive his MBE honour Singer Phil Collins joins his brother at Buckingham Palace to watch him receive his MBE honour Jon Bond

Phil Collins jetted into London on Thursday (26 Jan. 2012) to attend a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace where his cartoonist brother was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Mbe).

The former Genesis drummer, who now resides in Switzerland, returned to his native U.K. as a guest of his sibling Clive, who was honoured with the medal for his career as an artist and newspaper cartoonist.

Charles, Prince of Wales decorated Clive with the honour, as his more famous brother watched on. Collins' nephew was supposed to attend with his father, but had to pull out.

Clive Collins told reporters outside Queen Elizabeth II's London residence, "(Phil's) been incredibly chuffed (pleased) about me receiving this award and been absolutely marvellous, he's been so supportive.

"My brother stepped in and flew over from Switzerland to join me after my son, also called Phil, couldn't make it."

The musician added, "I shared a bedroom with him when we were boys and he was always drawing. He used to do Christmas cards and birthdays cards for the family."

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Last modified on Saturday, 24 March 2012 21:54

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