Monday 27 January 2020

Quiz: Can you guess what honours these famous faces have received?

Do you know your Knights from your OBEs? Here’s a snappy quiz to test your knowledge.

By Peter Cary

It’s almost time for the Queen to announce another full list of birthday honours – but can you guess what title former recipients were granted?

This little quiz could make you the Knight or Dame of honours trivia – and to give you a helping hand here’s a guide to honour’s acronyms:


Knights and Dames

Awarded for a major contribution to a field, usually at a national level. Usually granted for inspirational service and extremely significant.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Having a prominent but lesser role at national level, or a major role at a regional level. Also for distinguished service in any area.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Having a major role in any activity, including those who have become known at a national level.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Awarded for outstanding achievement or service to a community. Will stand as an example to others.

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