The Queen has bestowed another honour on worldwide web inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, this time awarding him the Order of Merit.

The Order of Merit is one of the most prestigious honours - it's given as a personal gift from the monarch and recognises exceptional contributions in arts, sciences and other areas.

The Order is restricted to just 24 living members who are entitled to use the initials OM following their name. Previous Order of Merit holders have included: Bertrand Russell, Sir Edward Elgar and Mother Teresa.

In May, Berners-Lee was granted the D&AD President's Award for outstanding contribution to creativity.

Announcing the award, D&AD president Tony Davidson said: “HTML, URL, HTTP - all these things that people around the world take for granted are down to Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He had the vision to create a network that allows people to share knowledge freely across the internet."