Vivienne Westwood receives her honour and (enlarge) poses with her husband Andreas Kronthaler, her elderly mother Dora Swire, and her eight-year-old granddaughter Cora Corre
Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood went to Buckingham Palace today without her knickers once again and wearing a pair of silver horns.
The style icon caused a stir in 1992 when she collected her OBE from the Queen minus her underwear and twirled round in the courtyard to reveal all.
This time, after she was made a Dame by the Prince of Wales, she shyly disclosed she was knicker-less again, adding: "Don't ask. It's the same answer. I don't wear them with dresses. When I'm wearing trousers I might - my husband's silk boxers."
She insisted she would not be spinning around in the Palace to demonstrate this.
"It's a different dress - that's why I span around (then). I forgot."
Today, she said her outfit - a black cap perched on the back of her vibrant orange hair and a black dress with campaign badges and the tiny horns on her head - showed her as an urban guerilla and a Che Guevara figure.
The tiny horns attached to her head were not the sign of the devil, she insisted.
"It's a fantastic dress with a sort of net stole. My clothes reflect my political feeling.
"I'm supposed to be a bit like a Che Guevara - an urban guerilla, with my cap, this kind of jungle net and a badge for my Active Resistance to Propaganda campaign.
"The horns - we need a new renaissance. We don't have culture. It's a pagan symbol. They're attached by a wire round the back of my head. It's only the Christian religion that says they're anything to do with the Devil. They can be a fertility symbol and be about good things."
Dame Vivienne wore thin lines of bright blue eyeliner over her eyelids and in place of her eyebrows.
Her shoes were black mules decorated with lines of studded metal holes.
She said Charles did not inquire about her undergarments.
"No, of course not," she remarked. But she did disclose that the Queen apparently found the 1992 incident quite funny.
"I met a man who worked with the Queen and he said she was rather amused by it."
She added that the Prince said he hoped her award would help her career.
Dame Vivienne said she was delighted with accolade. "It's so beautiful," she said holding the scarlet ribboned honour. "It's such a lovely colour."
She was joined by her husband Andreas Kronthaler, her elderly mother Dora Swire, and her eight-year-old granddaughter Cora Corre, who is also Malcolm McLaren's grandchild.
Cora wore a green netted top and blue cap. Dame Vivienne said: "Her outfit is based on mine. She's a little guerilla."
The designer was largely responsible for anti-establishment punk fashion and is known for her subversive and eccentric take on traditional British style.
She and Malcolm McLaren, one-time manager of punk band the Sex Pistols, opened a shop called Let It Rock - also known as Sex - in the early 1970s where she began selling her outrageous outfits.
The punk style included bondage gear, safety pins, razor blades, bicycle or lavatory chains and spiked dog collars.
She said: "It definitely was anti-establishment. I have realised you don't attack the establishment as you just give lots of ideas to marketing."
She insisted the best way to change things was to fight against propaganda and declared she was pro the royal family.
Dame Vivienne said she hoped the honour would give her a higher platform from which to campaign for human rights issues.
Last year, the international clothes designer forged links with Liberty, adding her name to the group's "statement for justice and security" that highlighted its concern about the Government's anti-terror measures.
She said she still enjoyed her designing and was particularly proud of her tailoring and corsets, but added: "I don't think anybody has a clue how much work it is. There's such pressure."
She showed her subversive streak at the Palace as she talked about her designs for a forthcoming World Cup badge for a national newspaper.
"I drew them a flying penis - it was a Greek good luck symbol - but I wasn't allowed that so I had to change it to a pigeon," Dame Vivienne said, laughing.
Some of her best-known creations include the Mini Crini, bustle-skirts, bondage trousers and 12-inch platform shoes, the type which famously tripped up supermodel Naomi Campbell.
She developed the idea of underwear as outerwear - Madonna's legendary conical bra worn on her Blonde Ambition tour, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, would never have happened if not for Westwood.
She also transformed the corset from a symbol of female repression to one of power and sexual freedom.
She was born Vivienne Swire in Glossop, Derbyshire, and her family moved to London when she was 17.
At 21, she married Derek Westwood and had a son, Ben, and became a primary school teacher.
She quit her job to become the seamstress of punk fashion and opened her shop on Chelsea's Kings Road with her then partner McLaren.
The Sex Pistols wore the shop's clothes to their first gig. Westwood's first runway show was presented at Olympia in London in March 1981.
Two years later, the collaboration with McLaren, with whom she had given birth to a son, Joseph Corre, ended.
She married her former fashion student Mr Kronthaler in 1992.
King of the swingometer Peter Snow said he was "absolutely thrilled" to receive a CBE for services to broadcasting.
The journalist, known for his enthusiastic approach to politics, has been a favourite on the nation's television screens for more than 30 years.
Much loved for his general election swingometer, the veteran broadcaster is also famed for his arm-waving style of presenting.
Snow has now stepped down from his election role, but insisted he would be following the next election closely.
"I shall be watching with fascination. It's the most exciting political night. (The Prince) didn't mention the swingometer nor did I. I was emphasising what I was doing in the future."
The presenter told Charles about his new military history programme on battlefields and his plans to investigate "Who really owns Britain?".
"I made the point that we'll try not to focus too much on the royal family, but I think it's unavoidable," Snow said.
The 68-year-old said he was lucky to have been given so many opportunities during his career. He began his broadcasting life in 1962 when he joined ITN as a scriptwriter and reporter.
Appointed diplomatic and defence correspondent in 1966, he covered elections and other live political programmes until he left to join the BBC.
He was Newsnight presenter from 1979 to 1997, before presenting Tomorrow's World for four years. He said was most proud of being able to explain difficult issues to the public.
"People do shout 'Mr Swingometer' or 'Where's your Swingometer?', but what I most enjoy is when they come up and say 'thank you for explaining that complicated subject, I've learnt something'."
Snow brought the swingometer - invented by Canadian Robert McKenzie in the 1960s - into the nation's living rooms in 1992.
He is also known for his use of hi-tech graphics, though one of his most famous props was a basic sandpit used to illustrate the progress of the invasion in Iraq.
His cousin, Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, once rejected an honour and investigated the awards system in a documentary.
Snow said his cousin had congratulated him: "He was delighted for me. It's a matter of personal judgment."
He was joined by his wife Ann MacMillan and three of his children - Peter, Shuna and Kate.