Traditionally, the royal family honors hundreds with medals and awards in the New Year. This time an ex-prime minister, a tennis player, Vanessa Redgrave and 007 star Daniel Craig are there.

Actor Daniel Craig, who is the« Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George “, slipped into the role of James Bond for the last time in” No Time to Die “.

 Daniel Craig and 007 now have the same royal honor

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is knighted by the Queen.

Daniel Craig and 007 now have the same royal honor

Duchess Camilla has been appointed a royal member of the Order of the Garter by the Queen.

This is what

  • Honors Queen as part of traditional New Year celebrations Elizabeth the achievements of different people.

  • Every fifth honor this year is related to the pandemic.

  • Those honored include actor Daniel Craig, ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair and ex-Spice-Girl Mel B.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II knighted former Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday. As part of the traditional New Year's ceremony, officials who are at the forefront of the fight against the corona pandemic were also honored. James Bond actor Daniel Craig and the former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown also received medals. The Queen also made her daughter-in-law Camilla a member of the traditional Order of the Garter.

The Queen's traditional annual honors honor the achievements and contributions of people from all over Great Britain, including those from the world of show business and sports and politics. The selection will be approved by Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the Queen awards the honors in ceremonies later this year.

Tony Blair knighted

This time, almost every fifth honor was linked to the pandemic, Johnson's office announced. The winners “have inspired and entertained us and given so much to their communities in the United Kingdom, or in many cases around the world,” said Johnson.

Tony Blair, who was British Prime Minister for the Labor Party from 1997 to 2007, was named a member of the Order of the Garter. This is the UK's highest award. Blair is controversial among the British population mainly because of his support for the USA in the 2003 Iraq war. The 68-year-old, who has been critical of government policy since leaving, described the award as a “great honor”. His predecessor, John Major, received the award in 2005.

Camilla, wife of the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, was appointed royal member of the Order of the Garter by the Queen. This currently includes the Queen's children – Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward – as well as her eldest grandson, Prince William; but not their spouse. Camilla had taken on more and more royal duties in recent years and was more and more popular with the public.

The Order of the Garter is the oldest order of knights in the world and was founded in 1348 by King Edward III. founded. The order comprises a maximum of 24 non-royals, personally selected by the monarch.

Daniel Craig is honored

With the New Years Ceremonies, Chris Whitty, the UK Government’s chief medical officer, and his deputy, Jonathan Van-Tam, were knighted. The chief scientific advisors of the governments of England, Scotland and Wales and the heads of the British health authorities were also honored for their services in the fight against the coronavirus.

Actor Daniel Craig, who in 2021 with the film «No time to die “Slipped into the role of the British secret agent James Bond for the fifth and last time, was named” Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George “. It is a rare honor that James Bond writer Ian Fleming also bestowed on his character in the novels. James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli also received an award.

The songwriter Bernie Taupin, who had composed hits like “Rocket Man” and “Candle In The Wind” with Elton John, was also made a knight. Tennis star Emma Raducanu received a so-called MBE after her victory at the US Open, as did “Spice Girl” Melanie Brown for her commitment to combating domestic violence. The MBE – “Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” – is one of the lower ranks in the system of British Orders of Merit. Actress Vanessa Redgrave (84) has a higher honor. She was made lady, the title corresponds to the knightly «Sir» for men.

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