BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 08: Dame Mary Peters pictured as she attends the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and San Marino at Windsor Park on October 8, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Northern Ireland Olympic hero Dame Mary Peters further honoured by the Queen

Dame Mary, from Northern Ireland, won gold in the pentathlon at the 1972 Olympics and founded sports charity the Mary Peters Trust.

She will become a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter- the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 20:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES)  In this handout image provided by Glasgow 2014 Ltd, Peter Robinson, Olympic champion Mary Peters, Chris Jenkins, Robert McVeigh and Martin McGuinness hold the Commonwealth Games Baton on the steps of Stormont during the Glasgow 2014 Baton Relay on May 20, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.   Northern Ireland is nation 67 of 70 nations and territories the Queen's Baton will visit.  (Photo by Ben Birchall/Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty Images)

5. Glasgow 2014 Baton Relay - May 20th

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Glasgow 2014 Ltd, Peter Robinson, Olympic champion Mary Peters, Chris Jenkins, Robert McVeigh and Martin McGuinness hold the Commonwealth Games Baton on the steps of Stormont during the Glasgow 2014 Baton Relay on May 20, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is nation 67 of 70 nations and territories the Queen's Baton will visit. (Photo by Ben Birchall/Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty Images)
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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24:  Queen Elizabeth II and Dame Mary Peters (L) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers (2L) depart from City Hall on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Brian Lawless - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

6. Queen Elizabeth II And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit Northern Ireland

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24: Queen Elizabeth II and Dame Mary Peters (L) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers (2L) depart from City Hall on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Brian Lawless - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II and Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters visit Crumlin Road Gaol on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Marie Therese Hurson/Harrison Photography via Getty Images)

7. Queen Elizabeth II And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit Northern Ireland

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II and Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters visit Crumlin Road Gaol on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Marie Therese Hurson/Harrison Photography via Getty Images)
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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters (C) visit Crumlin Road Gaol on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Marie Therese Hurson/Harrison Photography via Getty Images)

8. Queen Elizabeth II And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit Northern Ireland

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters (C) visit Crumlin Road Gaol on June 24, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Marie Therese Hurson/Harrison Photography via Getty Images)
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