It seems as though a photographer had gotten a little too close for comfort to Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas. The pair got into a scuffle with a paparazzo outside their London hotel yesterday evening, and it was all caught on camera. Catherine was heard screaming she was struck in the face by an overly aggressive photographer. Check out the photos after the jump to see Catherine react and Michael step in to defend her.

What a disastrous ending to what seemed to be a lovely day for the family. Catherine had her husband and children alongside her as she received the honor of being named Commander of the Order of the British Empire from Prince Charles earlier in the day for her accomplishments in film and her work with charities.

Get a closer look at the scuffle after the jump!