NEW YEAR KNIGHTHOOD FOR BRYN TERFEL & MBE FOR OLYMPIC SAILOR HANNAH MILLS

Penarth's Bryn Terfel becomes 'Sir Bryn Terfel' and Olympic champion Hannah Mills becomes an MBE in the New Year's Honours List

Penarth’s Bryn Terfel becomes ‘Sir Bryn Terfel Jones CBE’ and Olympic champion Hannah Mills becomes an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List

Penarth resident Sir Bryn Terfel Jones

Penarth resident Sir Bryn Terfel Jones

Two local residents have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List published at midnight tonight.

International Opera Star Bryn Terfel  (51) who comes originally from Pant Glas in Caernarfonshire.

He now becomes ‘Sir Bryn Terfel Jones CBE’  on receiving a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours for his services to music over a distinguished career which has spanned 25 years.

Sir Bryn (51) moved to Penarth about four years ago and, although in world-wide demand, he has supported a number of local cultural events in the town. He is also the president of homeless charity Shelter Cymru and patron of Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales.

Wales’s newest musical knight will be particularly looking forward to 2017 as his girlfriend – the Prince of Wales’s former official harpist Hannah Stone (29)  – is expecting a baby  in the Spring .  The child will be his fourth and her first.

Hannah Mills at Penarth RNLI Station just a month before her historic Olympic Gold Medal victory. Now she has an MBE as well

Hannah Mills at Penarth RNLI Station just a month before her historic Olympic Gold Medal victory. Now she has an MBE as well

Hannah Mills  – who with her partner Saskia Clark – won a gold medal for sailing at the 2016 Brazil Olympics – has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Heather – who is spearheading Penarth Lifeboat’s fundraising drive to replace the existing D Class lifeboat – comes from Dinas Powys and developed her competitive sailing talents at Penarth Yacht Club and at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.

Hannah Mills with Saskia Clark (right) and their Olympic Gold Medals

Hannah Mills with Saskia Clark (right) and their Olympic Gold Medals

On Friday January 20th Hannah will be taking part in a Volvo Sailing event “An Evening with Hannah Mills” at Howell’s School, at Llandaff, Cardiff – part of the proceeds of which will be going to the RNLI.

 

 

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10 Responses to NEW YEAR KNIGHTHOOD FOR BRYN TERFEL & MBE FOR OLYMPIC SAILOR HANNAH MILLS

  1. Sadie says:

    A massive well done, what a huge inspiration Hannah Mills is to children and teenagers alike

  2. Honors are given out like confetti these days. Most of them seem to be for political favors or just for doing your paid job. They have been totally devalued and become meaningless.

  3. Peter Church says:

    Lollypop Ladies get a KBE
    Bank Managers get a OBE
    Army Officers get a MBE
    Permanent Secretary gets a Knighthood.

    Sprinkle in a few celebs for the media, but the class system is alive and well in the UK

  4. snoggerdog says:

    i think its a key to first class on the gravy train

  5. William says:

    I don’t agree with any of it. Complete nonsense.

  6. Never even heard of this man , but then again , I don’t like opera.

  7. Harry says:

    Andrew .- you are seriously joking that you have never heard of Bryn Terfel – – you need to get out more – or maybe if you are staying in – trying goggling names before commenting
    Happy New Year

    • Harry
      I think the reason that Andrew has never hear of Bryn Terfel is that he does get out! Only a couch potato will have heard of more than a handful of the recipients.

      • Mgg says:

        Don’t be so damn stupid .Out or in its about being aware of the world around you. Andrew has shown himself to be a pompous self absorbed insular person who thinks that the teapot is the only regular food place in town completely forgetting. Foxys Celtic lounge etc he might go out but he doesn’t open his eyes , mind and most probably heart .

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