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The Queen awards JK Rowling one of the biggest honours in Birthday Honours List

June 16, 2017

performs on the Toyota Mane Stage during day 2 of 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 29, 2017 in Indio, California.

Queen Elizabeth has honoured JK Rowling in her Birthday Honours List.

The biannual awards recognise exceptional work by British and Commonwealth citizens, most of whom are not known to the wider public.

A total of 1,109 people have been recognised for their achievements in the Birthday Honours list.

Queen Elizabeth

Among those honoured, the Queen has awarded Harry Potter author JK Rowling The Order of the Companion of Honour.

Rowling is receiving the award for services to literature and philanthropy.

Many online, though, would give JK Rowling the award for her Twitter game alone.

She recently slayed a homophobic Trump fan and shut down another Trump advocate on the anniversary of Voldermort’s defeat.

The Casual Vacancy author also gave her blessing to a powerful Harry Potter tribute to Orlando shooting victims last year.

RELTAED: Queen Elizabeth is a fan of The Crown.

JK Rowling

This year marks the centenary of The Order of the Companion of Honour, one of the highest honours given out by the Queen.

Just 53 people have been given the awarded by Queen Elizabeth, including Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench.

Among the other eight recipients of the award this year is Sir Paul McCartney and Delia Smith.

In the New Years Honours List, the Queen awarded Victoria Beckham an OBE for her services to HIV AIDS.

She also honoured same-sex hockey champions Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh with MBEs.

More: adele, honours, ian mckellen, JK Rowling, judi dench, Paul McCartney, queen elizabeth

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