Tapes distributed in England; From frontman Duran Duran to actress Imelda Staunton

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King Charles awarded many royal honours, titles and ribbons to prominent British figures. Among others, actress Imelda Staunton, known as the crown, Monastery in the middle of the city And the Harry Potter movies, she was assigned a lady. The same goes for artist Tracey Emin.

Awards are distributed every year on the King’s birthday and are called “Birthday Honours”.

Staunton at the premiere of the final season of The Crown (2022 photo)

Former Postmaster Alan Bates was also knighted. He became known as a victim of the Post Office scandal. Between 2000 and 2014, 3,500 postal employees were wrongly accused of theft and fraud. About 900 people were prosecuted for this, and 230 innocent people ended up in prison.

Ultimately, it turned out that a computer system error made it appear that the money was being dumped at post offices.

Bates in London earlier this year

Bates, one of the victims, supported by other victims, filed a lawsuit against the post office. Earlier this year, he was awarded the honorary title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire, but Bates declined. According to him, this was a slap in the face to the other victims.

Sir Bates accepts the new royal award. He told the radio: “A lot of people wanted me to have something. I felt like I would be doing them a disservice if I turned this down too.” BBC. He stresses that the award is not only for him, but for all the other victims who supported him.

Simon Le Bon and Mark Cavendish

Charles also distributed other titles. For example, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown can now call himself a “Companion of Honour”, a title that can only be held by 65 people.

Furthermore, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Boney M’s singer, Liz Mitchell, have been appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Cyclist Mark Cavendish, dancer Amy Dowden and actress Rose Ayling Ellis also received the award.

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