Wimbledon champion (and HuffPostUK blogger) Andy Murray has been left off the Queen's New Year Honours List despite being the first British man to win the tennis tournament since Fred Perry 77 years ago.

His exclusion is in stark contrast to the fortune of Bradley Wiggins who was knighted for winning the Tour De France in 2012.

Other notable absentees include David Beckham, who announced his retirement earlier this year, and was tipped to get the honour for his sporting success and work on the London 2012 Olympics bid. He received an OBE in 2003.

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Not worthy: Winning Wimbledon was apparently not enough to get Murray an honour

The doctor who oversaw the safe delivery of Prince George is recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List.

Marcus Setchell, who was the Queen's gynaecologist for two decades, is among those to receive an honour in the latest round, along with actress Penelope Keith, singer Katherine Jenkins, Gavin and Stacey co-creator Ruth Jones, DJ Pete Tong and the parents of murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen.

Some 1,195 people have received an award and for the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, there are more women (51%) on the list than men.

Setchell, who delayed his retirement after being asked by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to oversee the birth of the third in line to the throne, becomes Sir Marcus as he is made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) - an honour in the personal gift of the Queen.

The 70-year-old looked after Kate when she was taken to hospital with severe morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy, and previously helped save the life of the Countess of Wessex in 2003 when she was eight months pregnant with elder child Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor.

Actress Penelope Keith, who became a household name as Margot Leadbetter in 1970s sitcom The Good Life, becomes a dame in this year's list, as does Murder, She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury, who is in the Diplomatic and Overseas List.

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Jenkins was honoured

Knighthoods go to film and theatre producer Michael Codron; sculptor Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North; and former Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker, while former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer QC receives a knighthood for services to law and criminal justice.

An OBE goes to actress Lynda Bellingham, as well as Katherine Jenkins and writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, while MBEs go to Gavin And Stacey co-writer Ruth Jones, Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud and DJ Pete Tong.

Barry and Margaret Mizen, whose 16-year-old son Jimmy was murdered in London in May 2008, receive MBEs for services to young people. The couple set up the Jimmy Mizen Foundation to help young people play a positive role in their communities.

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Barry and Margaret Mizen received MBEs for services to young people

In total, 1,195 people have received an award, 74% of them for outstanding work in their communities.

There are 610 women in the list - 51% of the total. Previously the highest proportion of women on any honours lists was 47%.

Female recipients include Apprentice star Karren Brady, vice-chair of West Ham Football Club and former Birmingham City managing director, who gets a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business. Met Office chief scientist Professor Julia Slingo becomes a dame.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Classical singer Katherine Jenkins attends the British Airways 'Milestone in the Sky' event at 30 St Mary Axe, ('The Gherkin') on December 5, 2013 in London, England. Milestone in the Sky celebrates British Airways raising £6 million for Comic Relief through its Flying Start partnership. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images for British Airways)

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    Singer Katherine Jenkins on stage at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the Ryder Cup.

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    Opera singer Katherine Jenkins performs.

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    Marcus Setchell, Surgeon Gynaecologist to Queen (centre), with other members of his team, (names not known) leaves the St Mary's Hospital in London following the birth of a baby boy to the Duchess of Cambridge.

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    Marcus Setchell, Surgeon Gynecologist to Queen (centre), with other members of his team, Guy Thorpe-Beeston (left) and Alan Farthing, leaves the St Mary's Hospital in London following the birth of a baby boy to the Duchess of Cambridge.

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    Actress Penelope Keith arrives for a reception for the British Film Industry held by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.

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    Library file photo, dated 20.9.81 of Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles from the series "To the Manor Born" which has been revealed as one the top three most popular programmes in the history of British Television.

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    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 16: Ruth Jones attends the British Comedy Awards at Fountain Studios on December 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Ruth Jones arriving for the 2010 TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

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    Pete Tong attending Tribal Gathering at AKA bar in Westcentral street, London. Gene Weatherley/allactiondigital.com

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    Pete Tong attends the Virgin Unite Through the Looking Glass - fundraising event at The Brewery in London.

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    The Prince of Wales (left) meets Margaret and Barry Mizen, (right) the parents of Jimmy Mizen, who was murdered in 2008, during a visit to the Cafe of Good Hope, in Lewisham, London.

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    Margaret and Barry Mizen, parents of murdered schoolboy Jimmy Mizen, during a memorial service to mark the first anniversary of Jimmy's death, held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in London.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Conductor Sir Simon Rattle performs during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    British conductor Sir Simon Rattle smiles as he poses with the order he was given at the French Embassy in Berlin on June 14, 2010. Rattle was given the 'Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur' (Knight of the Legion of Honor) award. The order is the highest decoration in France and is divided in five degrees: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand'Croix (Grand Cross). AFP PHOTO BARBARA SAX (Photo credit should read BARBARA SAX/AFP/Getty Images)

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    DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES AND THE WORLD RENOWNED HEART SURGEON PROFESSOR SIR MAGDI YACOUB AT THE ROYAL BROMPTON HOSPITAL'S LAUNCH OF 'HEART OF BRITAIN' A BOOK CONTAINING PHOTOGRPHS OF THE UK , ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO THE ROYAL BROMPTON'S HEART & LUNG DISEASE RESEARCH. BY JOHN STILLWELL. 15/10/96

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    Library file 235938-1, dated 19.2.90. Former dock foreman Derrick Morris (left), with heart surgeon Prof Magdi Yacoub and one of Mr Yacoub's young patients, 20-month-old Emily Wilson, with mother Lesley, at Harefield Hospital, west London: Mr Morris, becomes Europe's longest-surviving heart transplant survivor this month. His new heart was implanted by Prof. Yacoub at Harefield twenty years ago, at the start of the hospital's transplant programme. Photo by Tim Ockenden/PA

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    Angela Lansbury attends the 78th annual Drama League Awards at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

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    Angela Lansbury at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards at the Theatre Royal in London.

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    Sculptor Antony Gormley crouches down next to his work called 'Witness', which represents an empty chair, after it was unveiled outside the British Library in central London.

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    Antony Gormley arriving at the Premiere of William Turnbull, Beyond Time at the ICA, The Mall, London.

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    Paul Tucker the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, with responsibility for financial stabilityat a press conference for its quarterly financial stability report at the Bank of England in London.

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    Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Paul Tucker speaks at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference, at the Grosvenor House hotel, in Mayfair, central London.

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    Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions at the Crown Prosecution Service, reads a statement at the CPS headquarters, in central London, in which the CPS announced that they will not prosecute Conservative MP Damian Green.

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    Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC speaks at a press conference to outline new guidelines on assisted suicide at the Crown Prosecution Service in London.

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    Lynda Bellingham arriving at the Olivier Awards 2013, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

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    Actress Lynda Bellingham, arrives for the wedding of Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, who plays Gail Platt in the popular television soap opera, to Trevor Dawson at St James Church in London.

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    Sandi Toksvig attends The Pride Press Night at Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall, London.

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    Kevin McCloud arriving for the 2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

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    The classical composer, Peter Maxwell Davies, photographed at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

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    Master of the Queens Music Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, at the Senate House at Cambridge University, after being made an honorary Doctor of Music during a ceremony at the University.

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    David Bernstein, FA chairman

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    Michael Crawford in concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London

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    Actor Michael Crawford stars as Count Fosco during a dress-rehearsal of the new production of The Woman in White at the Palace Theatre in central London.

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    Bruce Forsyth and Michael Crawford during rehearsals for the Royal Variety Show

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    Karren Brady attends the annual WellChild Awards Ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

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    Karren Brady attends the screening of Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters at the Vue cinema in London.

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    Great Britain's Rachel Yankey during the Great Britain v Cameroon, Group E, Women's Football match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff during the first day of the London 2012 Olympics.

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    Race Director of the London Marathon David Bedford during a press conference at The Tower Hotel, London.

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    David Bedford, the North London student, during the 5000 metres race of the AAA championships at Crystal Palace where he was forced to retire owing to muscle trouble.

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    The Prince of Wales with Roger de Haan CBE, as he presents him with the Prince of Wales Medals for Arts Philanthropy at Clarence House in central London.

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    Former Lord Mayor Michael Gifford, during the Lord Mayor's Banquet, at the Guildhall in the City of London.

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    Former Lord Mayor Michael Gifford, during the Lord Mayor's Banquet, at the Guildhall in the City of London.