Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke honored with MBE 

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Emilia Clarke, well-known for featuring in the fantasy series Game of Thrones, and her mom have received their MBEs from Prince William at Windsor Castle.
Emilia Clarke, well-known for featuring in the fantasy series Game of Thrones, and her mom have received their MBEs from Prince William at Windsor Castle.

Emilia Clarke, well-known for featuring in the fantasy series Game of Thrones, and her mom have received their MBEs from Prince William at Windsor Castle.

Emilia Clarke, renowned for her role in “Game of Thrones,” and her mother Jenny Clarke were named in the New Year Honours list for their dedicated services to individuals with brain injuries. 

Emilia, who experienced two brain haemorrhages in her 20s, founded the SameYou charity in 2019 alongside her mother.

A Miracle Survivor’s Mission

Emilia’s journey began in 2011 when she suffered her first haemorrhage shortly after completing filming for the first season of “Game of Thrones.” 

Two years later, she experienced another, defying the odds to survive both incidents with minimal long-term effects. 

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Reflecting on her experience, Emilia highlighted the lack of support and rehabilitation available to brain injury patients post-hospitalization, inspiring her to establish SameYou.

A Boost of Energy and Momentum

Receiving the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) was a momentous occasion for Emilia, providing her with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. 

She expressed gratitude for the recognition, emphasizing the importance of SameYou’s mission to advocate for improved mental health recovery treatment and support for brain injury survivors.

A Humorous Ceremony

During the investiture led by Prince William, Prince of Wales, Emilia and Jenny were praised for their contributions. Emilia, in good spirits, joked about her mother potentially inviting Prince William to join SameYou’s board of trustees. 

Despite the lighthearted banter, the ceremony underscored the significance of their efforts in raising awareness and enhancing support for individuals affected by brain injuries.

Acknowledging Other Honorees

Emilia and Jenny were among several individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions. 

Notable honorees included JD Wetherspoon founder Sir Tim Martin and former chancellor Sir Sajid Javid, both awarded knighthoods, as well as Labour MP Dame Siobhain McDonagh and director Betsy Gregory, who received OBEs for their respective contributions to public service and dance.

A Legacy of Advocacy

Emilia and Jenny’s dedication to improving the lives of brain injury patients has left a lasting impact, demonstrating the power of compassion and advocacy in fostering positive change. 

Through SameYou, they continue to champion the rights and well-being of individuals facing similar challenges, embodying resilience and hope in the face of adversity.

Gary Monroe

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