Other notable sportsmen and women to receive the MBE include four-times world touring cars champion Andy Priaulx, for services to sport and the community in Guernsey, former West Brom footballer Cyrille Regis, and Arsenal Ladies' players Kelly Smith and Julie Fleeting.
"It is quite a surprise to receive an envelope with the royal logo on," said Priaulx.
"I was really taken aback and very honoured to read they wanted to bestow the MBE on me.
"I love my racing and am proud to carry the flags of both Guernsey and the UK on my car and overalls, so recognition of this sort is something really special."
And John Surtees, the only man in history to be crowned world champion in both Formula One and motorcycling, also received an OBE.
Great stuff for John, and Andy especially, who's been a great WTCC driver the past few years. He deserved it.