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game of thrones Star Emilia Clarke, director Ridley Scott, singer Leona Lewis and Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis were among those honored by King Charles. New Year's Honor List 2024.
Clarke will receive an MBE not for her acting but for her charitable work: the actress, who survived a brain haemorrhage, founded the SameYou Foundation with her mother to help those with the same condition. Clark described the New Year's honor as “a great job of building awareness for the cause.” BBC reports.
alien And Gladiator Director Scott, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 20 years ago, will be promoted by King Charles to Knight Grand Cross, the highest possible honour.
Ives, who turned the Somerset event into one of the most widely recognized music festivals in the world, will receive a knighthood for services to music and charity, Rolling Stone UK Reports. In an official announcement, Ives was hailed for having created “one of the greatest British artistic and charitable success stories of all time”.
In an official list, Buckingham Palace praised Glastonbury for contributing “more than £2 million to charities and good causes each festival year”. In addition to the endless list of causes he supports, there are practical initiatives such as providing more than 50 social homes in the village of Pilton, home of the Glastonbury Festival, providing affordable accommodation to local people at government-controlled rents, and never selling them. ”
Lewis will be made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire “for services to music and charity,” the BBC reported, while Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang the James Bond theme to Goldfinger, will become the 64th living Member of the Order of the British Empire. Companion of Honor, which has only 65 members at any one time.
Other honorees include in the entertainment field Great British bread Judge Paul Hollywood (OBE for services to Baking and Broadcasting), Oscar-winning lyricist Don Black, and BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright.
“Travel junkie. Coffee lover. Incurable social media evangelist. Zombie maven.”