After he was missed off the Queen's Birthday Honours
in 2011, Sir Paul told Absolute Radio it was "about time" that Starr was knighted.
After being recognised in the Queen's annual Birthday Honours
List for services to charity and music, the 26-year-old singer shared the happy news on Instagram and wrote, "Chuffed to be awarded an MBE for services to charity and music, thanks for all your lovely messages x.
Their recognition came as comedian Billy Connolly was given a knighthood and actress Julie Walters was made a dame in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours
Several pharmacists have been applauded for receiving Queens Birthday Honours
for their outstanding service to the pharmacy profession, the peak national body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said today.
Paul Tyler, who received a Commendation in the 1986 Queen's Birthday Honours
List for his RAF service, said it was touching that he had been selected for the landmark number.
1965: The Beatles were made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours
ROD Stewart and orbiting British astronaut Tim Peake are among 1,149 people to be acclaimed in the Queen's Birthday Honours
It is understood a panel that bestows the titles had received letters from famous names in support of his nomination, and had it been approved, the comedian, right, would have become Sir Ronnie in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours
A MEMBER of staff at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours
for providing almost 50 years of service to the NHS.
Robert Stokoe, Director of Jumeirah English Speaking School in Dubai, is one of three British residents in the UAE who were included in Queen Elizabeth's birthday honours
list this year.
Queen Elizabeth's birthday honours
list for 2015 included three British nationals living in the UAE.
Friday, June 12: Queen's Birthday Honours