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Few gongs for the arts in The Queen’s birthday honours

Among those awarded are archaeologists, architects and a flamboyant fashion designer

Zandra Rhodes was made a Dame of the British Empire. Photo: Gene Nocon

Awards bestowed on people in the arts by Queen Elizabeth (mostly recommended by the Prime Minister’s office in reality) on her birthday have been relatively sparse this year, but some well-known individuals have been recognised. Among them are Zandra Rhodes, the flamboyant fashion designer, who has been made a Dame of the British Empire, and the archaeologist, Martin Biddle and Joseph Rykwert, the eminent architectural historian, who have both been made Commanders of the British Empire. Here, in descending order of rank and in alphabetical order, are those who have been gazetted.

Royal Victorian Order [in the personal gift of The Queen]
Lieutenant of the Victorian Order

Catherine Goodman, artistic director of the Prince’s Drawing School.

Order of the British Empire

Dame of the British Empire [DBE]

Zandra Rhodes, CBE, fashion designer, for services to British fashion and textiles.

Commander of the British Empire [CBE]

Professor Martin Biddle, OBE, for services to archaeology; Andrew Brownsword, for philanthropic services to the arts, heritage and health in Bath and the southwest of England; Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, chairman of Visit England, for services to tourism; Daniel Harvey, OBE, chairman of the National Museums of Northern Ireland for services to museums in Northern Ireland; Joseph Rykwert, architectural critic and historian, for services to architecture.

Officer of the British Empire [OBE]

Vanessa Brady, founder of the Society of British and International Design, for services to the interior design business and the UK economy; Louisa Hutton, of Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin, for services to British architecture; Robin Klassnick, founder and director of Matt’s Gallery, for services to the visual arts; Loraine Knowles, director of English Heritage’s Stonehenge Project, for services to heritage; Alan Stanton and Paul Williams, co-founders and directors of Stanton Williams, for services to architecture.

Member of the British Empire [MBE]

John Boyd, milliner, for services to the fashion business; Harriet Devlin, for services to heritage and the historic environment.

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