McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

19 June, 2017, 00:20 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • JK Rowling, Julie Walters and David Walliams recognised in Queen's birthday honours

Others winning recognition included Police Constable Keith Palmer, who was killed as he confronted an attacker with a knife outside Parliament, and Bernard Kenny, a passer-by who tried to protect lawmaker Jo Cox from being stabbed and killed.

Tourists Allen Pemborke and Paul Short are also both receiving the Queen's Commendation for Bravery after they helped the wounded who were shot on a beach in Tunisia in 2015.

"This honour is a recognition of not only her personal success, but also the importance of sport and activity in the life and health of millions of people across the country".

Danny Kerry, who led the British women's team to a historic triumph in Rio past year, has been awarded an MBE for services to women's hockey.

Ed Sheeran is made MBE for services to music and charity - 26 year old singer and songwriter is a very well known charitable celeb and hosts a selection of fundraising concerts yearly.

He said: "I have had the privilege to work with so many talented and committed people".

Pioneering cardiologist Professor Mahendra Varma has been awarded an OBE for his services to cardiology.

Ed Sheeran, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire and Miranda actress Patricia Hodge also both receive OBEs for services to drama.

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Bafta award victor Dame Julie, 67, and Gone With The Wind starlet Dame Olivia are both honoured for their services to drama.

Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, from Twyford, has been awarded the honour due to her dedication to helping families of drug abuse, and forming a charity to support them.

Northern Ireland captain Davis has been awarded an MBE for services to football.

David Walliams, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

The comedian-cum-actor is being honoured for his contribution to the entertainment arena and social service, thus adding another accolade to his kitty of awards he earned throughout his career, reports The Guardian.

A member of the Prison Service was also recognised in the birthday honours.

While her earlier years were defined by comedy, her later years have seen her take on more serious parts, including as politician Mo Mowlam in 2010's TV docudrama Mo and as the wife of an accused rapist in 2016 series National Treasure.

Bethan Harding, the head of primary years at Bede Academy in Blyth, has been made an MBE for services to education.

Interestingly, this list was on of the most diverse thus far with half of this year's honourees being 10%, and 10% from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

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