World number one golfer Luke Donald has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Donald has had 48 weeks at the top of golf's world rankings since first reaching the pinnacle of his sport in May last year.
The 34-year-old from Hemel Hempstead also achieved an unprecedented double when he topped the money lists on the European and American tours last season.
"I am truly honoured to be awarded an MBE by Her Majesty - particularly in her Jubilee year," Donald said during the United States Open in San Francisco.
"Both 2011 and 2012 have been very significant years for me, both personally and professionally, and I am touched that my accomplishments have been recognised in this way."
Earlier this week he joked that he was unsure The Queen would be watching coverage of him this week, "but if she is hopefully I'm one of her favourites".
Like Lee Westwood, who received an OBE in the Birthday Honours last year, Donald has yet to win a major title, but it is all that is now lacking.
He has been a member of three winning Ryder Cup sides, had World Cup success with Paul Casey in 2004 and as an amateur helped Britain and Ireland to two victories over the United States.
The talented painter - he graduated in art theory and practice from Northwestern University in Chicago - was still viewed as something of an under-achiever until the start of last season.
Since then, however, he has had three wins in America and three in Britain, including back-to-back titles in the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The first of those was a play-off win over Westwood that made him world number one for the first time and his successful defence last month enabled him to grab top spot back off Rory McIlroy.