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STELLA McCARTNEY TO BE HONORED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH

1/3/2013

Clothing designer Stella McCartney joins her dad, Paul McCartney, as the second member of the "Macca" clan to be honored by Queen Elizabeth, according to The Huffington Post. Stella, who created the Olympic uniforms for Team GB at 2012's London Olympics, has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her "services to fashion." Paul McCartney remains the only member of the Beatles to have been knighted, and was granted the honor in 1997.

Stella now out ranks there rest of the "Fab Four" -- Ringo Starr, the late John Lennon and George Harrison were awarded the MBE -- Member of the British Empire -- back in 1965 along with McCartney. The 2013 New Year Honors will be awarded between January and June.

Although Paul McCartney has always shown a fondness for the royals and has gladly rubbed elbows with the Windsor's over the years, on November 25th, 1969 John Lennon -- then at the height of his peace protests with Yoko Ono -- returned his medal to Queen Elizabeth along with a note which read: "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon of Bag."


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