Chris Whitty, Emma Raducanu and Daniel Craig are among the household names who are set to recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
England’s chief medical officer Whitty, who has consistently appeared at Covid press briefings since March 2020 as the nation’s principal medical adviser, is set to be knighted in the new year.
007’s most recent face Daniel Craig, 53, will be bestowed the rare Order of St Michael and St George, an honour usually reserved for top spies and diplomats.
Meanwhile, teenage tennis prodigy Raducanu is expected to receive an MBE after becoming Britain’s first female Grand Slam winner since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977.
It comes as the Mail on Sunday revealed Joanna Lumley is set to be made a Dame in the New Year.
The Absolutely Fabulous star will be recognised for her campaigning on behalf of the Gurkhas as well as her work in television and film, sources said last night.
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