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28th Mar 2022

Katie Price says she deserves an MBE – even though she faces possible jail term over abusive texts

Steve Hopkins

The former glamour model is due in court next month

Katie Price has questioned why she hasn’t been awarded an MBE because “others have done less” and received one.

Price, who is due in court next month accused of sending abusive messages, mentioned her disappointment at not receiving the honour in an interview with The Guardian, saying: “I’m in the Houses of Parliament campaigning for better laws and opening up people’s eyes to life for people with disabilities. Honestly, I see others getting MBEs who’ve done less than me, and I think: why not me?”

The 43-year-old, who recently took part in a BBC documentary alongside son Harvey about him attending college as he makes the transition to adulthood, went on to say that people in the public eye who have children with complex needs are “starting to be more open” because of her. Harvey has autism, partial blindness, ADHD, and Prader-Willi syndrome

“It wasn’t like that before,” Price, who launched an OnlyFans in January to help ‘Empower women”, said.

“People didn’t like to admit it, as if they were ashamed. But I’ve always been so proud of Harvey. He’s not an embarrassment. He has plenty of qualities other people don’t. It’s as simple as that.”

Sussex Police arrested Price on 21 January on suspicion of breaching a restraining order and subsequently charged her with harassment and breach of a restraining order.

She is due to appear at Crawley magistrates’ court on April 12.

The former glamour model is accused of breaching the order against ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée Michelle Penticost. The order was put in place in 2019, after Penticost reported being abused by Price.

Price’s arrest came just a month after she was handed a 16-week prison sentence, which was suspended for a year, following her drink-drive crash before Christmas.

US Open winner Emma Raducanu was appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours along with gold medallist Matty Lee, broadcaster Kate Garraway and Spice Girl Melanie Brown for her work with vulnerable women.

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