Tracey Emin yesterday became the first person in Britain to receive the CBE for just piss arsing around.
'Obviously, I'm honoured but a little surprised to be here today,' Emin said outside Buckingham Palace after receiving the award from Princess Anne. 'I mean, quite honestly, I have been pissing about for years, but didn't expect this honour on top of all the dosh I've made. I'd say it was almost surreal if I knew what that meant.'
Margate-raised Emin was reported to have been bitterly disappointed when she missed out on last year's honours when she had expected to receive recognition for a lifetime achievement of talking complete bollocks about art.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said that in fact Emin had received the CBE for her services to embroidery.