Wales women's football captain, Sophie Ingle, is set to be made an OBE today during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Ingle, who hails from Llandough, was awarded an OBE for her services to football and her role as Wales captain on the King's New Years Honours list late last year. 

But today, she will receive the OBE in person at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. 

Chelsea midfielder, Ingle, said it was a "huge honour" to receive this award.

Speaking to her English Premier League club earlier this year she said: "I am truly honoured to receive this.

"It is a huge honour for not only myself, but my family and all those involved with the Welsh women’s side who have worked tirelessly to help the platform be where it is today."

Along with being the Welsh captain, Ingle has more than 100 international appearances to her name, and was part of the Great Britain squad at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 - wearing the captain's armband for one of their games as well.

She made her senior debut for Wales as an 18-year-old in a World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in 2009.

She was awarded the captaincy five years later and reached 100 caps for her country in 2020.

Fans were thrilled upon hearing the news of her OBE and took to social media to congratulate the Welsh footballing icon. 

One fan said: "A world-class act for club and country! Well done Sophie Ingle!"

While another said: "Massive congratulations Sophie, we are so proud."

North Wales Chronicle: Sophie Ingle (centre) has played over 100 games for Wales.Sophie Ingle (centre) has played over 100 games for Wales. (Image: Football Association of Wales)

Popular footballing figure, Chris Kamara, will also receive his OBE today in the same ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Meanwhile, abortion reform campaigner Sarah Ewart will be made an OBE for services to abortion legal reform in Northern Ireland.

While, Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, will also be made an OBE for services to literature.