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By Associated Press
Twiggy, a model that became famous during the Beatles era, becomes a "lady" – the female counterpart of a knight – while Palin, whose second career has seen him a celebrated travel documentary filmmaker, receives a knighthood.
Jim Carter, who played the terrible Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey, was also recognized, as was filmmaker Christopher Nolan, director of Inception and Dunkirk. and bestselling author Philip Pullman, creator of the Dark Materials trilogy.
The Friday's list also listed 43 people who responded quickly to the extremist attacks in Manchester and London in 2017.
The Honors Process Begins with Nominations by the President The public is appointed by committees and sent to the Prime Minister before Queen Elizabeth II or high-ranking members receive various honors next year.
The 92-year-old monarch calls her children and grandchildren more and more into the coveted awards.
Divers Joshua Bratchley, Lance Corporal Connor Roe and Vernon Unsworth were appointed members of the Order of the British Empire last summer for their role in the risky rescue of the Thai Cave.
Four more British cave divers He is awarded civilian gallantry for his role in the exciting rescue of 12 boys and their trainer, who were trapped in the cave for more than two weeks.
Richard Stanton and John Volanthen first reached the stranded children and their coach was awarded the George Medal, while Christopher Jewell and Jason Mallinson received the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
Twiggy, whose modeling career lasted for decades, broke into the London mod scene of the original "It" girl. At 17, she became world famous and made a career in theater and film.
"It's wonderful, but it makes me giggle," said Twiggy, 69, who is actually Lesley Lawson. "The hardest thing was keeping it a secret."
Palin's Knighthood recognizes his contribution to travel, culture and geography. He said the news had not yet set, but he remarked, "I used to be a knight in python movies, and I've had several knights, including Sir Galahad."
"I do not think it will (sink in) until I see the envelopes that address me as Sir Michael Palin," the 75-year-old said.