The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours have been published – Here are the famous faces who have made the list.
There are twelve famous faces who have made the lists this year, including Geordie duo Ant and Dec.
Here’s the list of famous faces on The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list:
- Rod Stewart honoured Knighthood: “I’ve led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public. This monumental honour has topped it off and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I thank Her Majesty and promise to ‘wear it well’.”
- Dame Vera Lynn honour Joins the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to entertainment and charity: “I felt very greatly honoured to be given a Damehood and never expected to receive anything else. So for Her Majesty to bestow a further accolade on me is very unexpected”.
- Tim Peake honour Made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to space research and scientific education: “I am only one privileged person in a complex team of technicians, scientists, engineers, educators, trainers and flight directors, all working in pursuit of one of the greatest scientific and technical challenges of our time – exploring our solar system for the benefit of people on Earth. This award is for them.”
- Janet Street Porter honoured CBE for services to journalism and broadcasting.
- Hayley Turner honoured MBE for services to horse racing: “It’s been really difficult trying to keep it a secret… It’s so nice to be recognised. It’s a tough job but the highs are brilliant. One day you are a hero but the next you start all over again”.
- Anthony McPartlin
- Declan Donnelly honoured OBEs for services to broadcasting and entertainment: “We are just two ordinary lads from the west end of Newcastle. We hope us receiving this honour can inspire young people to chase their dreams and believe that anything is possible. This will definitely be the proudest our mams have ever been”.
- Brian Blessed honoured OBE for services to the arts and charity: “This is a complete surprise. I am absolutely delighted. It is marvellous that the son of a Yorkshire coal miner should be given such an honour.”
- Alastair Cook (Cricketer) honoured CBE for services to cricket.
- Ruby Turner honoured OBE for services to music.
- Alan Shearer honoured CBE for charitable services to the community in north-east England.
- Louise Casey honoured Damehood for services to families and vulnerable people.