Catherine Zeta-Jones honored at Buckingham Palace

A year after she and actor Michael Douglas tied the knot, Catherine Zeta-Jones topped People's "Most Beautiful" list in 2001. The Welsh actress has since had two children, son Dylan Michael and daughter Carys Zeta, won a Tony Award and had to watch her husband battle throat cancer.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones holds herCommander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace in London, on Feb. 24, 2011.  (STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones poses for photographs after receiving her Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) from Britain's Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Feb. 24, 2011

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK A month after discovering husband Michael Douglas was cancer free; Catherine Zeta-Jones was given another reason to celebrate.

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The Award winning actress has become a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Zeta-Jones, 41, was awarded with the honor by Prince Charlies in a ceremony in Buckingham Palace earlier today.

On hand for the event was her husband, two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas and their two children, Carys and Dylan. Last year Douglas, 66, was diagnosed with throat cancer and spent much of 2010 undergoing treatment. Last month, the "Wall Street" star announced that he was cancer free.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is known for her roles in the films in "Chicago" (2002), which scored her an Oscar for best supporting actress, "The Legend of Zorro" (2005) and "No Reservations" (2007)