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.
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.
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.
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.