20 years after receiving his knighthood, Sir Paul’s award is being upgraded for his services to music, while ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. is honoured for her services to literature and philanthropy, two decades on from the release of her first book.
Comedian Billy has been knighted in recognition of his services to entertainment and charity, while actress Julie in honoured for her services to drama.
It makes her the oldest woman to receive the honour in the modern-day honours system.
Ed receives an MBE for services to music and charity, as does Emeli for services to music.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams, ‘Loose Women’ star Gloria Hunniford, and tennis coach Judy Murray are all awarded OBEs, as are actresses Sarah Lancashire and Patricia Hodge and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky.