The Queen’s Birthday Honours List is about to be announced and excitement is building, but what we all want to know is who will be on The List?
Well, we already know Lenny Henry is about to be knighted, but who will be joining him in the most exclusive group of high achievers remains to be seen.
Will David Beckham OBE finally be asked to arise as Sir David, or will he be pipped to the post by Jonny Wilkinson OBE?
Will Julie Walters CBE become upgraded to a Dame? Or will some of our newer members of The Arts industries take the spotlight?
And what about the so called ‘ordinary’ folk amongst us?
Who will be recognised for changing the lives of others through their immense contribution to medicine, science, education and business? Who has made such a practical change to their industry that our sons and daughters will benefit from their work for generations to come?
And then there’s our hard working community citizens who put their village, town or region on the map – who will make us proud to be part of a country that rewards supreme effort and recognises selfless commitment? And who has dedicated their life to charitable work and will be rewarded for their sustained contribution?
Only time will tell and there’s just a few hours left until that announcement is made.
Over the past few years we have seen the Honours List evolve into an demonstration of equality and a celebration of profound success.
Now more than ever, we can expect The List to be representative of achievement across the board, and we’re please to say the system is more transparent than it’s ever been.
Last year there were more honours given to women than ever before.
Find out more about how to make a nomination, who’s in line for a gong and what you must do to give your favourite candidate a chance of an MBE, OBE, CBE, knighthood or damehood with insights from Mark Lewellyn-Slade on BBC Radio in the run up to The List.
So, who would be on your wish list for an honour?
Has one of your friends, family or colleagues made a difference and gone above and beyond the call of duty in their work or community achievements? Would you like to see them recognised by The Queen?
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