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Jackson Warne shares his pride after his late father, Shane Warne, received a posthumous Queen's Birthday honour

A historic moment for the family.

By Faye Couros
Jackson Warne has shown support for his father Shane Warne's posthumous Queen's Birthday Honour.
The AO was given to the former cricket star for "distinguished service to cricket as a player, role model and commentator, to the community through charitable initiatives, and for philanthropic contributions."
Jackson and his dad shared a close bond. (Image: Instagram)
The 23-year-old reposted an article sharing the news about his father to his personal Instagram Stories.
The headline Jackson shared read: "Shane Warne Tops Queen's Birthday Honours List."
Shane's father Keith, also acknowledged the huge achievement by sharing a family picture featuring his wife Brigitte, and his three grandchildren, Brooke, 24, Jackson, 23, and Summer, 20.
"Over the last few difficult months, we have reflected a great deal on Shane personally and his amazing achievements throughout his life," Keith wrote.
"This award acknowledges those achievements and recognises that Shane was much more than an incredible cricketer," he said.
"He really was a selfless and remarkable man, who always looked to support those less fortunate. We are so proud of him and know he would be extremely honoured to receive such an accolade. We hope his legacy will inspire many generations to come."
Jackson shared this post on Instagram to support his late-father. (Image: Instagram/FOX)
Jackson and his sisters Brooke and Summer delivered speeches at Shane's state memorial service. (Image: Getty)
Shane's Officer of the Order is about more than his cricketing achievement.
The athlete, who passed away in March, worked on many charitable projects including as a benefactor for My Room Children's Cancer Charity and being the founder and chair of the Shane Warne Foundation from 2004 to 2017.
Shane also supported many other charities, and he notably helped the rebuild of the Sri Lankan town Galle after a tsunami hit it.
After the Black Saturday bushfires in 2019, he helped support the Kinglake community.
The sporting legend was also an environmentalist and part of the United Nations Development Program and the Lion's Share wildlife fund.
The cricketing legend passed away on March 4 from a suspected heart attack while on a trip to Thailand with some friends.
"Shane was found unresponsive in his villa, and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived," read a statement from his management when the news broke.
"The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course."
Shane's death shocked the nation, and he was publicly honoured at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a state memorial service aired across the country.