Katherine Jenkins, Rachel Yankey and Karren Brady have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list - which for the first time includes more women than men.
611 women have been recognised and make up 51% of the list.
Singer Katherine Jenkins and footballer Rachel Yankey were awarded an OBE and Apprentice star Karren Brady received a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business.
Doctor Marcus Setchell, who oversaw the birth of Prince George was given a special honour by the Queen.
He was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
The creator of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith has also been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.