Michelle Mone was re-united with her OBE today after leaving it in a black cab, along with clothes, jewellery and a secret design for a new product.
The embarrassed Ultimo boss appealed on Twitter yesterday for the gong’s safe return.
She wrote: “Black cab driver who picked me up at Paddington station 3pm and dropped off at Dorchester has my black case. Was taxi sharing with 4 others due to tube strike”
The black case, containing the gong and other items, was handed into Marylebone Police Station today.
After hearing the news, Mone tweeted: “OMG just heard case has been handed into Marylebone Police Station! Think every cab driver has heard because of the press!
“Clothes, shoes, prototype bra, jewellery&OBE medal! Thankyou all sooooo much!! I’m on top of the World!”
An hour later, she added: “I need to find the cab driver to give him something! On my way to Police station.”
Mone, 39, was awarded the prestigious accolade by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace last Thursday.
Upon losing the gong, she told the Sun: “’The driver put the case in the front next to him, and when I got out and went to open the passenger door to get it back he just drove off.
“I chased him down the road but he wouldn’t stop. To lose the OBE just five days after getting it is so upsetting. I hope he hands the case into lost property.”
During the OBE ceremony, Mone told reporters that she had created bridal lingerie designs for Kate Middleton, which she intended to send to the future Princess.
Mone’s brand Ultimo has released a new Tartan set of lingerie today in recognition of St. Andrew’s Day.