Teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton has been awarded a posthumous MBE for his fundraising efforts in the last weeks of his life in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The 19-year-old was told about the award before his death.
His mother said: "He thought it was an incredible honour to have been nominated and it definitely got the 'thumbs up'."
Other high-profile names recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list:
The 47-year-old Glasgow-born entertainer has been honoured for his services to entertainment as well as his contribution to charity.
"I am completely honoured by it, I'm proud to be a British subject, to be part of Great Britain, to be honoured by the Queen and for it to be run through by the Government. I am absolutely thrilled and had no hesitation at all in accepting."
Singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews said she was honoured to land an MBE for her services to music.
"I am delighted to receive this honour, and accept it not so much for the music I've made but for the music I've played on my BBC 6 Music show.
"Folk , blues , jazz , traditional music whose authors didn't receive recognition in their lifetimes. I am passionate about sharing music, through writing books, making documentaries and, of course, through the wonder that is radio... and to receive recognition for this is incredible."
The visually-impaired skier from Northern Ireland won Great Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold.
- Damian Lewis: OBE
The London-born actor, who has become a huge international star, said he decided to do "the very un-British thing" and accept his OBE.
"I was very surprised but very happy to accept. I decided to do the very un-British thing of accepting the compliment."
- Daniel Day-Lewis: OBE
The actor is not short of honours - his 2012 Oscar win for Lincoln made him the first man to win three best actor statuettes.
"I'm entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure."
The award is for the actress' services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
"To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.
"Working on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and with survivors of rape is an honour in itself.
"I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."
- Robert Francis QC: OBE for services to healthcare and patients
Robert Francis QC played a key role in highlighting the Stafford Hospital scandal.
“Obviously I am honoured, but I am particularly pleased it gives recognition to the importance of getting our health service right.”
- Hilary Mantel: Damehood for services to literature
The writer, whose novels about the life of King Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell have been critical and commercial hits, already has a CBE.
I'm delighted to receive this honour. It's given for 'services to literature,' but I see it not so much as a reward for the past, more as encouragement for the future. It means a great deal to have my efforts recognised, especially as I feel I've come to a new phase in my creative life.
I hope it will please the many people who have helped, guided and encouraged me over a writing career of some 30 years."
- Hunter Davies: OBE for services to literature
Hunter Davies wrote the only authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968.
"I'm the last person my wife and family associate with literature, I'm just a hack that got lucky."
The actress was made a dame in 1990 and her array of accolades includes a fellowship and a special award from Bafta. This award is reserved for just 65 recipients at a time.