Lizzie Yarnold
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Queen's Birthday Honours announced

14 June 2014 Last updated at 14:21 BST

Team GB's Lizzy Yarnold, skeleton gold medallist at the 2014 Winter Olympics, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Also recognised was late teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton. Stephen, who raised £4.2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust after his story spread on social media, accepted the honour for services to the charity shortly before his death in May.

The honours system

Commonly awarded ranks:

  • Companion of honour - Limited to 65 people. Recipients wear the initials CH after their name
  • Knight or Dame
  • CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire
  • MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • BEM - British Empire Medal