The Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal presided over Investiture ceremonies at Windsor Castle on Tuesday. The royals’ joint efforts saw 120 individuals receive their honours.
Lizzie Jones, who received an MBE from Princess Anne, posted on her Twitter account: “This ones [sic] for you #DJ6.
“Today at Windsor, I was presented my MBE by her Royal highness the princess Royal. [sic]
“Thank you to my wonderful @TheRFL family for always supporting me in whatever I do and allowing me to create such a legacy in our wonderful sport.”
Jones received her honour for her services to the Rugby League and charity. Jones founded the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund which has raised over £200,000 to purchase defibrillators that can be used by Rugby League players, officials and fans.
Another recipient, Gok Kwan, received his MBE for services to fashion and social awareness from Princess Anne. Kwan told reporters afterwards, “I believe in all of us having proud moments whenever we possibly can – whether it is overcoming something or going out of or coming into a relationship.
“But when something like this happens to me, I will never forget this feeling. I will never forget this moment.”
Singer and vocal coach Carrie Grant received her MBE from William and told reporters afterwards that “It is really important for me to help give people a voice. Whether it is about singing or helping people to advocate (for themselves).”
She added: “This award will enable me to campaign more, and that is why I am so excited because it gives you a seat at the table.”
William also presented an MBE to Stephen Daley, a celebrated footballer, for his services to para football and futsal. The Royal Family Instagram account noted that Daley “now concentrates on coaching and developed a strong coaching team in the North West to improve opportunities for disabled players.”