8 Jun 2019

Olivia Colman among those named in Queen’s diverse birthday honours list


The Queen has celebrated her official birthday with her most diverse honours list to date – with campaigners and charity workers joining the more traditional array of musicians and actors.

Among them was the star of The Favourite, Olivia Colman, as well as seven survivors of the Holocaust. They were given the British Empire Medal for their work telling their stories to British schoolchildren.

George Hans Vulkan, who at 89 is one of the youngest of the seven, has spoken to thousands of children, university students and the elderly too about his life during and after the Nazi take-over of Austria.