A children’s book author and a television presenter are due to receive the royal honors at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
auren Child, the author and illustrator who created the popular Charlie and Lola books, is to be named a CBE for services to children’s literature.
Meanwhile, TV star and furniture restorer Jay Blades becomes an MBE in handyman services.
The repair shop host, who left school without a degree, was featured on a program earlier this year about his efforts to learn to read.
Ahead of the release of the BBC One film Jay Blades: Learning To Read At 51, he shared that he began his educational journey hoping to read his teenage daughter a bedtime story for the first time.
Blades, who is originally from Hackney in east London, has previously told how his girlfriend read him the letter saying he would be recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Others to be honored Tuesday are athletes Emily Scarratt and Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent, both of whom will be named MBEs.
Scarratt is the vice-captain of the England women’s rugby team and is honored for his services to rugby union, while Rainford-Brent – a world cricket champion and broadcaster – is honored for his services to cricket and charity.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/charlie-and-lola-books-creator-to-be-honoured-at-windsor-castle-41608696.html The creator of the Charlie and Lola books is honored at Windsor Castle