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Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022 in full: All the winners from celebs to everyday heroes

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NHS heroes, sports stars and community champions have been awarded gongs in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Politicians across the political spectrum and famous faces from the arts world have been recognised to reflect themes of sustained public service to mark the Queen’s milestone.

Of the 1,134 people receiving an award a record number of 51.5% are going to women, but only 44.8% of them were awarded gongs at CBE level and above.

A Government spokeswoman acknowledged the number of ethnic minority Brits to be recognised in this year’s Honours list had slipped from last year.

Just 13.3% of successful candidates had come from an ethnic minority background this year, with 6.8% of Asian descent and 4.3% from a Black ethnic group.







Rio Ferdinand has been awarded an OBE
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Officials denied suggestions ethnic minorities were overlooked and had ‘fallen through the cracks’, instead they claimed not enough had been nominated.

Two of the most senior figures in the NHS have become a knight and a dame.

Top honours went to English-Indian author Sir Salman Rushdie and illustrator Sir Quentin Blake , who are made Companions of Honour for services to literature and illustration respectively.

Actor Damian Lewis, presenter Clare Balding and fashion designer Stella McCartney are made CBEs, among a long list of celebrities who have been recognised.

Masterchef hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace were made MBEs alongside singer Bonnie Tyler who rose to fame thanks to her distinctively husky voice.







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In the football world, five-time Champions League winner and former Tottenham winger Gareth Bale and Liverpool player James Milner are made MBEs, while ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand becomes an OBE.

Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth Murdoch , daughter of the media mogul, was also made a CBE and Sir Tony Blair’s son Euan Blair was made an MBE months after his dad was given a knighthood.

Labour MPs Nia Griffith and Stephen Timms were recognised with Ms Griffith becoming a Dame Commander and Mr Timms awarded a knighthood.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I pay tribute to all of this year’s winners. Their stories of courage and compassion are an inspiration to us all.”

Here are the highlights of this year’s honours list – followed by the entire list in full.

Local heroes

A doctor who returned to the front line during the Covid pandemic broke down but lost his dad during the second lockdown broke in tears after receiving an honour.

Dr Raghib Ali was made an OBE for services to the NHS, the Covid-19 response, and celebrated for his work encouraging ethnic minorities to take the vaccine.

The consultant in acute medicine at Oxford University Hospitals took leave from his university work to volunteer unpaid during the pandemic.

The 46-year-old from Bedford, who grew up on free school meals, hopes children who are growing up in poverty can see “it is not unrealistic” to make it, through hard work and more Government intervention.

Dr Ali became tearful as his dad, Irshad Ali who “always had high ambitions for his children” did not survive the pandemic.

He told the Mirror: “Growing up, there were days when we would not have food to eat.







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“The chances of a child in my circumstances and getting a job let alone going to a top university like Cambridge were pretty much zero.

“Things still are not great for young people growing up in harsh circumstances.”

Reflecting on the cost of living crisis he added: “The Government must do more to help children who have big dreams but are growing up in poor backgrounds.

“There are pockets of deprivation in every city across the country. It’s still very difficult for children from poor backgrounds to achieve their full potential. We can’t ignore that and we can’t ignore them.”

Two of the most senior figures in the NHS have become a knight and a dame.

Professor Stephen Powis , NHS national medical director since 2018 and a doctor for 25 years and Chief nursing officer Dr Ruth May , the lead for the nursing, midwifery and care professions in England became a nurse in 1985.

Oldest recipient is dance teacher, 104

A 104-year-old dance teacher has spoken of her delight at being awarded a British Empire Medal in recognition of a lifetime of work dedicated to the arts.

Angela Redgrave has been the principal of the Bristol School of Dancing since 1970, having started dancing herself at the relatively late age of 10.

Her commitment and professionalism has previously been recognised with a lifetime achievement award by The Royal Academy of Dance.







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Campaigner and journalist Alexis Bowater has been made an OBE after spending the past decade working to combat violence against women and girls.

Ms Bowater who pushed for new stalking protection laws in the UK, has urged the public to have a conversation about tackling the issue, after she spent many years living in fear before a man was jailed for stalking her in 2009.

Eleven-year-old twins who raised £46,000 for charities are the youngest recipients in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in her Platinum Jubilee year.

Elena and Ruben Evans-Guillen , from Cheshire, were just six when they took on their first fundraising challenge, of running 100km in a year to raise money for a garden at the town’s hospital, where their mother, Mercedes Guillen Dominguez, works.







Ruben and Elena Evans-Guillen have been awarded British Empire Medals for their services to charitable fundraising
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Sports stars

Former footballer and commentator Rio Ferdinand received an OBE for his activism and charity work.

Mr Ferdinand won 81 England caps and six Premier League titles, and helped United to Champions League success in 2008.

Welsh footballer Gareth Bale and English defender James Milner received MBEs.

Bale is often regarded as one of Britain’s best footballers, after a nine-year spell at Real Madrid.

The Welsh sports star donated more than one million euros to hospitals in Wales and Spain in April 2020 in the early stages of the Covid pandemic.

Cricketer Moeen Ali received an MBE alongside the gold-medal winning Olympic curlers Mili Smith , Victoria Wright and Hailey Duff .







Welsh footballer Gareth Bale, pictured, and English defender James Milner received MBEs
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GB’s Olympic gold medal-winning women’s curling team have been honoured.

Skip Eve Muirhead is made an OBE for her services to the sport after the team took Britain’s only gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics, with teammates Vicky Wright , Jennifer Dodds , Hailey Duff and alternate Mili Smith all becoming MBEs.

The Queen has awarded her racing adviser John Warren a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO).

Mr Warren has been pictured over the years by the Queen’s side in the royal box or paddock whenever she attends major racing meetings.

Awards under the RVO are in the Queen’s gift and are bestowed independently of Downing Street to people who have served the monarch or the royal family in a personal way.

TV and showbiz stars

Actor Damian Lewis has been made a CBE almost a year after his wife, actress Helen McCrory, died of cancer.

During the lockdowns, Mr Lewis and his late wife Helen McCrory supported Feed NHS, a charity which donated food from high street restaurants to NHS staff.

They raised around £1million for the charity by April 2020.

Masterchef hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace were made MBE’s.

Mr Torode said he is “humbled and very grateful” to have been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The pair have worked on the hit BBC show for almost two decades.

Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler , 70, born Gaynor Sullivan, was made an MBE for her services to music.







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Ms Tyler has enjoyed a career spanning five decades since she was first scouted in 1974 while performing in pubs and clubs in south Wales.

Sports broadcaster Clare Balding said it is “overwhelming to be recognised for doing things I enjoy so much” as she is made a CBE.

Ms Balding has worked on every Olympic Games since 1996 and every Paralympics since 2000.

Sir Quentin Blake has said joining a prestigious order in recognition of his services to illustration.

The illustrator has been made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour.

Politics

A veteran Labour MP and chair of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee has received a knighthood. Stephen Timms won the honour 12 years after he was stabbed at a constituency surgery.

Sir Stephen suffered serious injuries in the attack which has left a horrific scar, after female constituent Roshonara Choudry knifed his stomach on May 14 2010.

The Labour MP for East Hamm has been honoured for his political and public service, with his work as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Switzerland and Lichtenstein being highlighted as part of his work.







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Former Tory minister Jeremy Wright was awarded a knighthood, days after calling for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign.

Six Government officials involved in the disastrous Afghanistan evacuation have been rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Dr Martin Longden , formerly charge d’affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan in Doha, has been made Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to British foreign policy, while five others have been made an OBE.

Katrina Johnson , former consul general at the embassy in Kabul, was also rewarded for services to British foreign policy and British nationals overseas. She has been made an OBE.

Others to receive the honour for services of the same description include Alexander Pinfield , who was Britain’s deputy ambassador to Afghanistan from April to October 2021; and Gemma Paolucci , former head of the counter terrorism team at the embassy.

Andrew McCoubrey , who previously served as development director, and Jason Oliver, formerly senior overseas security manager, were also made an OBE in part for services to British nationals overseas.

Last week MPs from the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee blasted the evacuation programme, claiming Afghan allies and British soldiers were “utterly let down by deep failures of leadership”.

But they praised personnel on the ground during Operation Pitting, saying they “implemented a chaotic policy to the best of their ability”. None of the Government workers rewarded in this honours list were named in the scathing Commons report.

Organisers and negotiators involved in the Cop26 climate change summit have been recognised in the honours list including Annemarie O’Donnell , chief executive of Glasgow city council, who was made an OBE.

Nigel Topping , the UK’s climate action champion and Archibald Young, the lead negotiator for the UK’s presidency of the summit, were made Ordinary Companions in the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Denise Hamilton , who led the city’s delivery team for the planning of Cop26 and during the event itself, has been made an MBE for services to local government in Glasgow.

Six serving MPs were recognised in this years list, including former DUP leader Arlene Foster , Tory MP Maria Miller and Labour MP Nia Griffith . They have all been made dames in the list.

Tory MP Tracey Crouch , who chaired the fan-led review into English football, has been made a CBE and Tory MP for Kingswood Chris Skidmore has been made an MBE.

Less politics related but the boss of AstraZeneca, one of the companies to have created a Covid vaccine has been given a knighthood. Sir Pascal Soriot has been knighted for services to UK life sciences and the response to Covid-19.

Elsewhere the lawyer who wrote a “whitewash” report into David Cameron’s lobbying scandal has been awarded a knighthood.

Nigel Boardman said lobbying was “vital for the proper functioning of democracy” and defended Mr Cameron’s actions.

The former PM made around £3.3million from shares in the collapsed company Greensill capital, and he was accused of a “significant lack of judgement” by MPs.

But Mr Boardman lightly criticised Mr Cameron and those involved in the lobbying scandal, saying the former PM “could have been clearer” about his work for Greensill.

Transport chief Bernadette Kelly was bestowed an honour as holidaymakers face chaos on the eve of the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Government ministers blamed airlines for failing to prepare ahead of the holiday surge and “overselling” flights beyond their capacity to deliver.

Nicholas Coleridge chairman of the V&A museum was awarded a knighthood. Mr Coleridge offered a private tour of the V&A museum as a prize in an auction to raise funds for the Conservative Party, according to Mail on Sunday reports. Ben Elliot is a fundraiser for the Tory Party and a trustee of the V&A museum.

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