February 25, 2011 04:17:36 GMT
The 'Chicago' star received the medal for her charity work and contribution to the film industry in a ceremony at Queen Elizabeth II's royal residence in Buckingham Palace on Thursday, February 24.
Catherine Zeta-Jones visited Buckingham Palace on Thursday, February 24 to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Charles, Prince of Wales.
The actress and her husband Michael Douglas took their kids Dylan and Carys to the ceremony at Queen Elizabeth II's royal residence, where Zeta-Jones was honored for her charity work and services to the film industry.
Prince Charles was photographed chatting to the Oscar winner as he handed her the medal, while Douglas, who recently battled throat cancer, beamed with pride.
When Zeta-Jones' award was announced last summer, she gushed, "I am absolutely thrilled with this honour. As a British subject, I feel incredibly proud, at the same time it is overwhelming and humbling... And my mum and dad are delighted beyond belief."