Manchester United's Marcus Rashford awarded MBE from Prince William for campaign to feed children

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has been awarded an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge for his campaign to support vulnerable children.

The 24-year-old footballer is being recognised for his campaign last summer to ensure no child in need went hungry, which resulted in the Government changing policy over its free school meals vouchers during lockdown.

Rashford has maintained his drive for social change by forming a child food poverty taskforce, which has linked up with some of the UK's biggest supermarkets and food brands.

Prince William is hosting his first investiture since the pandemic began. Credit: PA Images

Prince William is hosting his first investiture since the pandemic began and will make actress Dame Sheila Hancock a dame commander for services to drama and charity.

She has been part of British cultural life since the 1960s with roles on the stage, screen and television.

Dame Sheila, who was married to actor John Thaw before his death in 2002, started her career in the theatre, finding success in the West End and on Broadway.

Her career flourished with comedy performances on the BBC, with roles in sitcoms including The Rag Trade, Mr Digby Darling and Now, Take My Wife, and in recent years has appeared in movies including The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.