- Knighthoods - Men are styled "Sir" and women "Dame" and are honoured "for having a major contribution in any activity, usually at national level."
- CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) - Awarded for a "prominent but lesser role [than those awarded knighthoods] at national level."
- OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) - Awarded for "having a major local role in any activity."
- MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) - Awarded for "a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community."
Welsh comedian Rob Brydon and classical singer and television presenter Aled Jones are among those named.
Actors, popstars, business leaders and a former ITV News presenter are among those honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours