The Queen’s annual birthday list of honors has been released, and we’re so excited for all of these honorees!
The time has come again for Queen Elizabeth II to honor those who have made exceptional contributions to the U.K. Each year the list is released on the second Saturday in June, which is the Queen’s “official” birthday, and when it is celebrated, even though Queen Elizabeth II was actually born on April 26. This year, she celebrates her 92nd birthday, and the list of honorees is a great one!
Emma Thompson, affectionately known by Harry Potter fans as Professor Trelawney, was awarded with a damehood for her “services to drama.” She’s now joining the other dames in the Potter movies, Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and Dame Julie Walters (Molly Weasley).
Also notably, Keira Knightley received the OBE award (Officer of the British Empire), while Tom Hardy received a CBE award (Commander of the British Empire). These awards were also given because of the recipients’ acting careers.
Check out the Queen’s complete list of 2018 honorees here.