Every year, the queen gives hundreds of people new titles as an honor for their contributions to the United Kingdom.
Celebrities are often on the lists, which are featured twice a year.
There are various honors awarded depending on the person’s contributions. The honors are: Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), knighthood or damehood (KBE and DBE), and Companion of Honour (CH).
Here are 29 celebrities who have received at least one of those honors.
David Beckham was appointed an OBE in 2003.
The model and former soccer player received the honor for his soccer career as a player for Manchester United.
“I am honored and privileged to receive this recognition,” he said at the time. “It’s not just for me but for Manchester United, England, all of my teammates, and my family.”
His wife Victoria Beckham received the same honor in 2017.
She was recognized with the OBE honor for her contributions to the fashion industry and charity work.
Benedict Cumberbatch was made a CBE in 2015.
He was awarded for his acting, as well as his charity work.
The “Doctor Strange” and “Sherlock” actor told the BBC, “It is a huge honor, but I will still speak my mind about things I feel are right and wrong about the world when it is appropriate.”
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