UK olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray celebrated in Queen`s New Year List

London (ANTARA News) – Olympic contestant Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, actor Mark Rylance, comedian Ken Dodd and Kinks musician Ray Davies have been knighted in Queen Elizabeths New Years Honours List.

Spice Girl and engineer Victoria Beckham was awarded an OBE (Officer of a Order of a British Empire) while other conform notables enclosed Anna Wintour editor-in-chief of “American Vogue” and accessories designer, Anya Hindmarch.

The biannual honours list is expelled on a Queens central birthday in Jun and during a finish of any year.

It celebrates those who have done poignant contributions to British life as good as providing open approval for well-developed achievements or service.

Many British sporting stars of a 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics were recognized including damehoods for contestant Jessica Ennis-Hill who late after a games and rower Katherine Grainger, a initial womanlike Olympian to win 5 medals during 5 games.

Sir Roger Bannister, a initial male to run a mile in underneath 4 mins in 1954 was done a Companion of Honour, one of a Queens top awards.

David Adjaye perceived a horseman bachelor award. His many new plan was a Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. while Turner Prize-winning painter Chris Ofili perceived a CBE (Commander of a Order of a British Empire).

A horde of diplomats and ambassadors were also recognized for their well-developed services to Britain overseas.

Not all a recipients were domicile names, 74 percent of people were recognized for carrying out superb works in their internal communities, while only over half a recipients were women. The Queen celebrated 1,197 people in total.

Entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of “Social Bite” a sandwich emporium that supports a homeless and whose business have enclosed George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio, was awarded an MBE (Member of a Order of a British Empire).

One of a oldest recipients was 94-year-old Janet Gillespie who perceived a British Empire Medal for her free service, willingly offered commemorative poppies for over 60 years, Reuters reported.

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