Kate Ferdinand looks like royalty as she proudly supports husband Rio

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Laura Sutcliffe




On Tuesday afternoon, former England footballer Rio Ferdinand was made an OBE for services to his sport and charity work during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony.

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Father-of-four Rio was accompanied by his stunning wife Kate, who looked breathtaking in a blush pink, high-neck suit and a large circular disc hat as she posed for keepsake photographs in the grounds.

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We are used to the fitness star rocking fabulous high street outfits and waring her trademark londe hair in touseld waves, so seeing her sporting  chic updo was quite teh surprise and we think you will agree – she looks superb!

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Kate, who found fame on ITV show The Only Way is Essex, stood proudly beside her the ex-Manchester United defender, who won 81 England caps. Rio has worked to tackle a range of issues from racism to a lack of social mobility for young people through his foundation.

Rio and Kate at Windsor Castle

The 44-year-old has also won plaudits for appearing in a BBC documentary about bereavement, speaking candidly about coping with the loss of wife Rebecca to breast cancer in 2015.

Speaking after the Prince of Wales awarded him an OBE during an investiture ceremony, Rio said: “I’ve got a platform because of football but it’s about using that and utilising that in the right way so it can impact other people, which has always been the drive for me.”

Rio was also accompanied by his father Julian. He added: “I felt a responsibility to do that, especially as I got further in my career and you have the ability to influence people and using those platforms for positive change.

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“Not everyone can be the footballer, not everyone can be the person on the stage, not everyone can be the person in the spotlight. But there are so many different jobs that surround those industries, that you can still keep the passion alive and have a career.”

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