Led Zeppelin frontman honoured by The Queen

Robert Plant is made an CBE

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has been honoured by The Queen in the New Year Honours List today (December 31).

Plant becomes a CBE for services to music as part of the 966-strong list of honours.

It comes at the end of a year that has seen him at the centre of continued speculation about a potential return for the legendary rock group. Despite playing a one-off show last December at the 02 Arena, Plant has been reluctant to go back for a full tour.

He also enjoyed a Mercury nomination for ‘Raising Sand’, his collaboration with country singer Alison Krauss.

Saxophone player Courtney Pine also becomes a CBE. He said he was “deeply moved and honoured,” calling his work “a noble mission in uniting people through sound.” according to the {b]BBC{/b}.

Elsewhere, fantasy author Terry Pratchett becomes a CBE while racing driver Lewis Hamilton is made an MBE.

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