Rudolph Walker was awarded the honour in recognition of his services to drama and charity at St James’ Palace by the Prince of Wales, in June 2021 – the first major investiture ceremony since the coronavirus outbreak.
CBE stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire and it is the highest-ranking British Empire award.
Walker claimed that he never imagined he would receive the honour stating:
“My message to all the youngsters is if I can do it, so can they. Things are tough but everything is achievable…”
“Who would have thought that when I set sail for the shores of the UK in 1960 that I’d be at St James’s Palace receiving an award.”
“Not in my wildest dreams.”
“It sends a message to the people in the UK but also young people in the Caribbean…”