Michael Palin, the comedian and travel documentary maker whose roles in Monty Python included Sir Galahad and a knight who said Ni, has been given the title for real.
He is joined in the new year’s honours list by Twiggy, the Sixties model whose slim figure and androgynous features ushered in a revolution in models’ looks, who has been made a dame.
They are among 1,148 recipients, including 43 recognised for their acts in responding to the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London last year.
Others honoured include the actor Jim Carter, whose roles include Carson the butler in Downton Abbey, the actress Sophie Okonedo and Nick Mason, the Pink Floyd drummer.
Twiggy, 69, who was born Lesley Hornby, is honoured for services to fashion,…