Recipients are 'delighted, proud, and very excited'

  • 30 December 2013
  • From the section UK


Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley said he accepted his knighthood as "a recognition" for the art form

Media captionSculptor Antony Gormley: "The knighthood is a strange old-fashioned thing, in a way it's sort of fairytale"


Actress Angela Lansbury "this is a very special honour to be named a dame by Her Majesty the Queen"

Media captionAngela Lansbury on becoming a dame


Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em actor Michael Crawford is "quietly and respectfully very excited"

Media captionMichael Crawford: "I'm quietly and respectfully very excited"

Karren Brady is proud "particularly to be recognised for the work that I have done for other women in business"

Media captionFootball boss Karren Brady had not yet told her family about her "awesome achievement"


DJ Pete Tong "I thought someone was joking"

Media captionPete Tong: "I'm proud of this for my mum"