Queen Honors Annie Lennox For AIDS Charity Work With Oxfam

By: Bill Waters
Staff Writer
Published: Jan 1, 2021

Queen honors Annie Lennox for AIDS charity work with Oxfam. Queen Elizabeth II honors singer Annie Lennox for her role as an ambassador. The former member of the Eurythmics was honored for her work fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa.

Lennox is one of 997 people on the 2011 New Year Honors List, which is released every Dec. 31 and recognizes outstanding achievement and service.

Women make up 45% of the total recipients on this year's list.

Other big names on the list include actors David Suchet, known for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot, and Sheila Hancock, a famous face on British stage and screen. Both received a CBE, which stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the highest honor below a knight or dame.

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