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Wednesday June 19, 2013

LONDON -- Adele is getting a new medal to go alongside her Grammys and Academy Award -- an honor from Queen Elizabeth II.

The "Rumor Has It" and "Skyfall" singer was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, in the queen’s annual Birthday Honors list.

Her award, for services to music, caps 12 months in which the 25-year-old singer won an Oscar for her James Bond theme song and gave birth to her first child.

Adele wasn’t the only honoree connected to "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond thriller and the most lucrative film in the series’ 50-year history. Cinematographer Roger Deakins was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in recognition of a career that has gained him 10 Oscar nominations

The list includes a knighthood for Tony Robinson, an actor and political activist best known as dim sidekick Baldrick from the comic TV series "Blackadder."

His "Blackadder" co-star Rowan Atkinson -- best known around the world as bumbling Mr. Bean -- received a CBE. The same honor went to actress Claire Bloom, whose career stretches from a film appearance opposite Charlie Chaplin to a role in "The King’s Speech."