Journalist Anne Diamond among those to receive honors at Buckingham Palace

Veteran journalist Anne Diamond is among those honored at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

The GB News presenter, 69, will be made an OBE for services to public health and charity, including her efforts in campaigning for research into cot death.

She said in June that she received news of the honor the same day she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

After her son Sebastian died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Sids) – commonly known as cot death – in 1990, Ms Diamond worked with The Lullaby Trust and the Department of Health to launch the Back to Sleep awareness campaign.

The national media campaign, which began in 1991, warned parents that babies should sleep on their backs rather than their fronts, and has been credited with reducing deaths.

Ms Diamond began her career in regional news and went on to work for both ITV and the BBC, becoming a star of daytime television in the 1980s and 1990s.

After being named in the New Year Awards in December, he said: “This OBE is literally a crowning achievement for everyone who helped me and whose ground-breaking research my campaign was based on.

“This is also proof that the media can be a force for good. According to the government's own report, 80% of parents who received the life-saving advice got it from TV ads.

“But mostly this is about Sebastian, who we still miss, and all those tragically lost lives.”

Dame Ann Limb and Tanya Steele are among the other notable names being honoured.

Dame Ann, who served as the first female and openly gay president of the Scout Association from 2015 to 2021, will be honored for her services to young people and charity.

Ms Steele, chief executive of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK, will be recognized with a CBE for services to wildlife and the environment.

Its investment comes after the organization published its Forest Pathways Report on Tuesday, which outlined recommendations for how the UK, and the wider world, can get back on track to meet its 2030 deforestation target.

Emma and Sergio Petrucci, co-founders of the Red Sky Foundation, will both be made MBEs for services to health and the community in the North East of England.

The charity, founded in 2016, raises funds for the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital and other NHS hospitals and provides defibrillators for schools and public spaces.