Quentin named 'Companion of Honour' in Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours List

Thursday 2nd June 2022

The Queen's Birthday Honours mark the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the UK, and is a chance for the Crown to recognise and reward the efforts of well-known personalities as well as ordinary people.  

This year's Platinum Jubilee list sees Quentin appointed a 'Companion of Honour' alongside author Salman Rushdie and historian Marina Warner.  The Order of the Companions of Honour is limited to a maximum of 65 people at any one time, awarded only to citizens of the Commonwealth.  It was founded by King George V in 1917 as a reward for outstanding achievements in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, industry or religion.   Quentin's citation is for 'services to illustration'.

Quentin commented: “Of course it is an enormous privilege to be appointed a Companion of Honour, but it is also of special interest to me because it is not, unlike so many awards, just a medal that is pinned on you. On the one hand it acknowledges what you have done previously, but on the other looks forward to what you are going to do in the future. I have every hope that I have more projects in view but my new role means that I will set about them with renewed effort and enthusiasm.”