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Goalkeeper Mary Earps and singer Shirley Bassey among hundreds on King Charles' New Year's Honors list

Singer Shirley Bassey, director Ridley Scott and England goalkeeper Mary Earps were named in King Charles III's New Year Honors List. which celebrates the achievements and service of more than 1,000 people across the UK.

Core items:

  • This year's UK New Year Awards list includes 1,227 recipients, almost half of whom are women
  • Singer Shirley Bassey says she feels “truly honoured” after being recognized for her contributions to music
  • Other well-known honorees include director Ridley Scott, goalkeeper Mary Earps and actress Emilia Clarke

Bassey, 86, who is already a dame – the female equivalent of a knight – was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honor for her contributions to music. The Welsh singer, best known for her James Bond theme songs “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever,” became the order's 64th living member, a special status limited to no more than 65 people at a time.

“Entertaining audiences for over 70 years has been a privilege,” she said. “My heart is full of emotions and I am truly humbled.”

Scott, whose films include Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien and most recently Napoleon, was recognized for his services to the British film industry. He was appointed Knight of the Grand Cross, thereby upgrading his previous knighthood.

Other well-known entertainment names on the list included The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, who was honored for his contributions to baking and broadcasting; and Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, who, along with her mother, were made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for their work in setting up a brain injury recovery charity.

Clarke survived two brain bleeds and founded the charity SameYou to raise awareness of brain injuries and campaign for better treatments and rehabilitation for survivors.

Pop singer Leona Lewis has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to music and philanthropy.

A composition of three images: Emilia Clarke smiling, Ridley Scott and Leona Lewis

Actress Emilia Clarke, director Ridley Scott and singer Leona Lewis will also be honored this year. (Portal: Hollie Adams, AP: Scott Garfitt, AP: Vianney Le Caer)

Michael Eavis, who founded the Glastonbury Festival in 1970 on his farm in southwest England, was knighted in recognition of his services to music and charity.

Felicity Dahl, who founded a children's charity in 1991 in memory of her late husband Roald Dahl, has been awarded the honorary title of Dame.

In sport, Earps was honored alongside Lioness players Millie Bright and Lauren Hemp for their contribution to helping the Lionesses reach the final of the Women's World Cup in Australia. England lost 1-0 to Spain in the final in Sydney.

In total, this year's list includes 1,227 award winners, 48 ​​percent of whom are women. About 14 percent came from an ethnic minority.

Many on the list are ordinary people who have served their communities. They include nine-year-old Tony Hudgell, the youngest recipient of the British Empire Medal for his services to the prevention of child abuse.

Rizwan Javed, a 33-year-old station assistant, was recognized for his help in rescuing 29 vulnerable people who were at risk of losing their lives at the train station.

British-born national security expert Fiona Hill, a former adviser to then-US President Donald Trump who testified in his 2019 impeachment inquiry, has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for “extraordinary and sustained”. Career Contributions.”

Since the Middle Ages, British monarchs have bestowed honors within the framework of knightly orders. Today, nominations are submitted to the government's Cabinet Office and reviewed by a committee before being forwarded to the Prime Minister and King Charles.

An exception was Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, who was awarded a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by Charles, independently of the government.

Archbishop Welby presided over the King's coronation service and had the primary responsibility of anointing and crowning Charles and Queen Camilla at the ceremony.