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 - 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)

9. 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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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 24:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Harrison Photography, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave with Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters (R) after a visit to St George's indoor market 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)

10. 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 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave with Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters (R) after a visit to St George's indoor market 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 23:  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are greeted Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Mary Peters as they arrive at George Best Belfast City Airport on June 23, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days.  (Photo by Marie Therese Hurson - Pool/Getty Images)

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

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 23: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are greeted Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Mary Peters as they arrive at George Best Belfast City Airport on June 23, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Photo by Marie Therese Hurson - Pool/Getty Images)
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20th October 1962:  Northern Irish athlete Mary Peters on the beach with British high-jumper Dorothy Ada Shirley.  (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Getty Images)

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20th October 1962: Northern Irish athlete Mary Peters on the beach with British high-jumper Dorothy Ada Shirley. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Getty Images)
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