Lowe Receives MBE At Buckingham Palace

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Lowe Receives MBE At Buckingham Palace

DARTS legend John Lowe received his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, when he visited Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

The three-time World Champion was awarded the MBE for services to the sport of darts and to charity in the 2019 New Year's Honours.

The 73-year-old was Lakeside Champion in 1979, 1987 and 1993, and after being a founder member of the PDC was later inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame alongside long-time rival Eric Bristow, who also received an MBE.

Lowe was presented with his MBE by the Duke of Cambridge in a special ceremony, labelling Thursday as "one of the most memorable days of my life".

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Writing for Unicorn Darts, Lowe said: "I have long time been an admirer and supporter of the Royal Family.

"I used to imagine going through those gates into the Palace with hundreds of people looking through the railings, never did I realise one day I would drive through into the quadrangle in 301 UP.

"I was not disappointed, it was indeed the start of a truly amazing experience. I have to say I was not one little bit nervous, in fact I have been more nervous walking to the stage at Lakeside.

"I walked forward bowed to the Prince, and an extended chat began, he was very personal, wanting to know my involvement with charity.

"He then said to me 'I am pleased that you have been recognised for your darting contribution'. We shook hands, I bowed and left with a great feeling of pride.

"Proud for my family, my friends, Unicorn and for the sport of darts. I am sure this honour will help cement the reputation and recognition for the sport of darts not just in the UK, but globally."