Honoured all, from the A-list stars to working-class heroes
AMONG the sports stars to receive birthday honours were Luke Donald, the world’s number one golfer, who gets an MBE for services to golf, and former England goalkeeper, David James, for services to football and to charity.
Despite the accolade, he said he was envious of those playing for their country in Kiev last night.
“Even now I am intensely jealous of all the England boys playing,” he said.
Retired middleweight boxer, Terence Downes receives a British Empire Medal, while former Wales rugby international Shane Williams gets an MBE.
Showjumper Nick Skelton, who retired after breaking his neck in 2000 but went on to recover and compete again, gets an OBE for services to equestrian sports.
SARAH Burton (above), the creative director for fashion house Alexander McQueen and designer of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, received an OBE for services to the fashion industry.
A CBE goes to Emma Hill, creative director of fashion company Mulberry.
FORMER culture secretary Tessa Jowell (right) becomes a Dame in recognition of her role in bringing the 2012 Olympic Games to London.
Mrs Jowell, a Cabinet member in Tony Blair’s government and currently shadow minister for the Olympics, sits on the London 2012 board.
Earlier this week, she urged the Coalition government to learn from the positive experience of the Games and take a new approach to public-private working in the future.
Charity & public service
Lord Archer’s wife Dr Mary Archer (below) is to become a Dame after being honoured for her work as a champion of patient care and safety.
Lady Meyer (right), wife of former British ambassador to the United States Sir Christopher Meyer, receives a CBE for services to children and families. She founded charity Parents and Abducted Children Together after an almost decade-long legal battle to gain access to her sons after their German father refused to return them after a summer holiday visit.
Motorcycle stuntman Eddie Kidd, left wheelchair-bound after an accident in 1996, receives an OBE for services to charitable giving. The daredevil completed the London Marathon last year and is set to carry the Olympic torch through Lewes, East Sussex, on 17 July.
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