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Barbara Windsor to be made a Dame?

Barbara Windsor to be made a Dame?

Barbara Windsor is reportedly set to be made a Dame in Britain's Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours list.

The 'EastEnders' legend - who starred as barmaid Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap for over two decades - will be handed the honour by the 89-year-old royal for her charity work.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "The Queen was delighted when Barbara's name was put forward.

"Like Her Majesty, she is someone who has been part of the fabric of the way of life in Britain for many years."

The 78-year-old actress has been tireless with her charity work over the years, most recently lending her support to the NHS' Stay Well This Winter campaign.

Of her involvement, she said: "It's the simplest things that we sometimes forget, and when remembered, they can make all the difference!

"The Stay Well This Winter campaign is a great way of reminding people about the little things they can do to make sure they're protecting themselves as the cold weather sets in, whether that's staying warm, stocking up on prescription medicines or checking in on friends and neighbours to make sure they are keeping well."