Saturday, 17 June 2017

And you wait and wait and wait

Among a slew of awards bestowed by Her Maj in her 2017 Birthday Honours - in addition to Dames Julie, June and Olivia - were several other familiar faces:
  • JK Rowling, Sir Paul McCartney, television cook Delia Smith and designer Sir Terence Conran become members of the Order of the Companion of Honour.
  • "The Big Yin" becomes Sir Billy Connolly.
  • Mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly is also made a Dame.
  • Awarded the CBE: singer Sade; illustrator Raymond Briggs (Fungus the Bogeyman); author Andy McNab.
  • Awarded the OBE: actress Patricia Hodge; broadcasters Gloria Hunniford and Natasha Kaplinsky; actress Sarah Lancashire; entertainer David Walliams.
  • Awarded the MBE: pop stars Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande; boxer John Conteh; Radio 3 presenter Sean Rafferty.
...and the lovely Sandie Shaw is made an MBE for services to music and charity!

HM The Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

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