Joanna Lumley and Tom Dean honored at Buckingham Palace

Actress Dame Joanna Lumley and Olympic swimmer Tom Dean are among those to be honored at Buckingham Palace.

The amazingly amazing star Dame Joanna, known for her role as Patsy Stone on the sitcom, will be appointed dame conductor for drama, entertainment and philanthropic services.

The 76-year-old actress was named an OBE by the Queen in 1995, but will receive higher praise from the Duchess at Thursday’s coronation ceremony.


Joanna Lumley at Buckingham Palace in 1995 (John Stillwell/PA)

Dame Joanna has made a name for herself by campaigning for the right of Gurkhas to settle in the UK and also supporting many environmental campaigns.

She was born in Kashmir and moved to England as a child. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles.

Swimming Olympic champion Dean is expected to receive his MBE for swimming.

The 22-year-old is the first British male in more than a century to win two gold medals at the same Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

He became a double Olympic champion with gold in the 4x200m freestyle and 200m freestyle relay on his Olympic debut.


Tom Dean (Jonathan Brady / PA)

Other famous athletes being made MBEs are Dylan Fletcher-Scott for the rowing service and Thomas McEwen for the equestrian service.

Fletcher-Scott made Team GB sailing history in Tokyo by winning the men’s 49er gold medal with partner Stuart Bithell.

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McEwen helped Great Britain win its first Olympic event team gold medal since 1972 in Tokyo, as well as an individual silver medal.

Away from sport, Professor Kathleen Stock, a former professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex, will be becoming an OBE for higher education services.

She dropped out of college last year amid buzz about her views on gender identity.

Her decision comes after an anonymous group, believed to be formed by students, launched a campaign to get her fired amid allegations of agoraphobia. Joanna Lumley and Tom Dean honored at Buckingham Palace

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