The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012 have been released today;
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- Singer Gary Barlow and choirmaster Gareth Malone both receive the OBE as well as Sarah Burton, who designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.
- Helen Asprey, the personal private secretary to Kate and Prince William, becomes a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order for her role in organising the couple’s glittering wedding.
- Jean Marsh, who co-created and starred in Upstairs Downstairs is to be made an OBE
- Kenneth Branagh receives a knighthood while Kate Winslet is appointed CBE.
- Jenny Agutter, 59, who found fame in the 1970 film The Railway Children and recently starred in the BBC1 drama Call The Midwife, receives an OBE for her charitable work, while Amanda Redman, 54, who appears in police drama New Tricks and founded the Artists Theatre School, is appointed MBE.
- Mary Berry, 77, one of the nation’s best-known cookery experts, becomes a CBE.
- In recognition of his charity work, Charles Dunstone, 47, the founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is awarded a knighthood.
- Also knighted is composer and lyricist Richard Stilgoe, 69, famous for his appearances on everything from Nationwide and That’s Life! to Countdown. He is honoured for his philanthropic work.
- In the media, former Spectator editor Alexander Chancellor, 72, is made a CBE for services to journalism, while Armando Iannucci, 48, who wrote TV series The Thick of It, receives an OBE for services to broadcasting.
- Teenage sisters Alice and Milly Pyne are awarded British Empire Medals for their services to charity, an honour which has been reintroduced by David Cameron as part of his Big Society campaign.
- Zaha Hadid and shadow Olympic minister Tessa Jowell, who was instrumental in bringing the Games to London in 2005. Both become dames.
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- THE government lawyer who cleared the appointment of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to oversee the BSkyB deal has been given a knighthood. Paul Jenkins, the Treasury solicitor who gave David Cameron the green light to allow Mr Hunt to preside over the decision, is made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
Tory MP Tony Baldry, Lib Dem Malcolm Bruce and Labour’s Tony Cunningham all receive a knighthood.