Every year, the Queen recognises the extraordinary achievements of diverse range of individuals across the UK.
This year as diversity and inclusion is embraced in the UK polite, it’s no wonder then 10% of the over one thousand people recognised are of diverse background.
Understanding the different honours titles.
CMG – Order of St Michael & St George Knight or Dame.
CBE – Commander of the Order of the British Empire
OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire
MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire
BEM – British Empire Medal
British Blacks on the honours list and their honours titles are:
Mobo Awards founder: Kanya King – CBE for services to music and culture
Music artist: Ms Dynamite – MBE for services to music.
Former athlete: Diane Modahl – MBE for services to young people & sport
Former England striker: Jermain Defoe – OBE for services to the Jermain Defoe foundation
Boxer: Anthony Joshua – OBE for services to sports
Pianist: Julian Joseph – OBE
Trombonist Dennis Rollins – MBE
Actor: Gary Wilmot – MBE for services to drama.
Media: Simone Pennant- MBE for services to diversity in media
British honours nominations are submitted by the government and members of the public. The nominations are then checked by experts and senior civil servants. The Queen informally approves the list. Once a nominee accepts the honour, the list is formally approved.
The list is then published twice a year in the official Crown newspaper, the LondonGazette. – New Year & the Queen’s official birthday.
Congratulations to all those recognised for this years Queens birthday honours.