Idris Elba Honored by Prince William at Buckingham Palace

PHOTO: A photo posted to Idris Elbas Twitter account, March 11, 2016. Idris Elba is set to receive the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) honor at Buckingham Palace. Idris Elba/Twitter
A photo posted to Idris Elba's Twitter account, March 11, 2016 with the caption, "Flying the East End flag at Buckingham Palace today!!! OBE Day..... How does the boy look? Feeling Proppa...:) " Idris Elba is set to receive the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) honor at Buckingham Palace.

British actor Idris Elba was honored at Buckingham Palace in London today for his contributions to drama.

Elba received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) award from Prince William.

The official Twitter account for the royal family tweeted: ".@idriselba looking forward to welcoming you and all of today's recipients to Buckingham Palace #Investiture."

The "Luther" star, who was accompanied by his mother at the ceremony, tweeted that he was "flying the East End flag at Buckingham Palace," a reference to his old neighborhood.

Elba, 43, made history in January when he became the first male actor to take home two Screen Actors Guild awards in one night.