Both are made Companions of Honour, a 100-year-old award limited to 65 members at any one time, along with designer Terence Conran, cookbook writer and TV presenter Delia Smith and Nicholas Stern, former World Bank chief economist and author of a widely-cited report into the economics of climate change.
Of the 1,109 people receiving awards, 554 are women and 10 Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik is knighted for his charity work, as is Scottish comedian Billy Connolly.
Newly-installed Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, or CBEs, include the singer Sade, “Fungus the Bogeyman” author Raymond Briggs and former special forces soldier and action book author Andy McNab, who wins the award for “services to literacy and charity.” Stephen Lansdown, who co-founded Hargreaves Lansdown Plc and owns Bristol City Football Club, also becomes a CBE alongside architect Amanda Levete.
John Binns, a former partner at Deloitte LLP, becomes a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, in recognition of his work to improve attitudes to mental health in Britain’s financial services industry.
Most of the awards go to those who carry out community and charity work, many with young people.