Mark Selby and Judd Trump have both been awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to snooker and charity.
Two of snooker’s all-time greats, the pair have been named on the Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honours List.
Between them, Selby and Trump have won a combined 43 ranking titles in their decorated careers and 12 Triple Crowns.
Away from the table, four-time World champion Selby is a patron of the LOROS Leicester Hospice, where we works to grow awareness and raise vital funds to support the care of terminally ill patients.
The former world number one said: “To receive an MBE is one of the proudest moments of my life. It is an incredible honour.
“I have always put everything I have into snooker and also tried to help the fantastic charities I am connected with.
“For someone like me, from an unprivileged background, to achieve a lot and to be recognised with an MBE hopefully gives inspiration to others.”
Meanwhile, Trump is a patron for Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, where terminally ill children across the South West of England receive specialist nursing care in their own homes.
The 23-time ranking event winner is also an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust alongside close friend Jack Lisowski, who overcame Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a teenager.
Trump added: “To be awarded an MBE is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, it was a huge surprise.
“It’s an absolute honour to be an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Jessie May Foundation; both do such amazing work and I will continue to support them as much as possible.
“I hope I can continue to help grow the sport of snooker and inspire kids to pick up a cue.”