Idris Elba Suits up to Receive Special Honor at Buckingham Palace: 'How Does the Boy Look?'

Idris Elba Suits up to Receive Special Honor at Buckingham Palace
Idris Elba
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03/11/2016 AT 08:55 AM EST

Idris Elba proudly flew the "flag" for London's gritty East End on Friday as he headed west to the grandness of Buckingham Palace to be awarded for his services to drama.

The actor, 43, who became the first male actor to win two SAG Awards in one night this year, traveled in style to receive the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) honor at the palace from Prince William.

The fashionable star wore a fitted deep purple jacket for the occasion and posed in front of a shiny limo on his way to the event – proudly showing off his "proppa" style.

"Flying the East End flag at Buckingham Palace today!!! OBE Day….. How does the boy look? Feeling Proppa," the Luther star, who was born and raised in London’s East End, tweeted.

And the honored actor had a very special date on his arm – his proud mom, Eve Elba.

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The star, who was all smiles in a sweet snap alongside his mother, took to Twitter to share the memorable moment: "Made my Mum very happy today!" he said.

When the honors list was announced earlier in the year, the Beasts of No Nation actor described the moment as "beyond special."

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