A ROYAL gardener is among the swathes of people named in the New Year Honours list.

Marion Cox, who works part-time at Prince Charles’ home at Highgrove Estate, has been awarded a silver Victorian Medal in the honours list.

Mrs Cox, who also used to take Princes William and Harry pony riding when they were children, has been recognised for her services to the royal family.

Ms Eileen Viviani, who lives in Moreton-in-Marsh and works for the Ministry of Defence, has also been awarded an OBE in the 2012 honours list.