The inventor of the world wide web has been awarded the Order of Merit, one of the UK's most prestigious honours.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins an elite group who have received the honour from the Queen for exceptional contributions in arts, sciences and other areas.
The British academic invented the web's address system and layout in Switzerland in 1991, ultimately revolutionising global communication.
Previously, he was named Greatest Briton at a ceremony in 2004.
Well I never saw that one coming, its about time the queen recognised people involved with the internet in her honours list, I don't think there has been anything else at all in the past 3 decades that has made as big an impact upon the entire world as the internet. BBC News Report