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Note to non-British readers:
MBE, OBE, CBE, are honours given by The Queen that mean you can,
if you wish, but don't have to, stick those letters after your name.
KBE means you are a knight, and get called 'sir'.
The OBE was instituted by King George V in 1917,
as recognition of those who have made significant
non-military contributions to the British Empire.
Britain's honours are bestowed twice a year by the Monarch â€”
at New Year's and on Her Majesty's official birthday in June â€”
but recipients are selected by committees of civil servants from
nominations made by the government and the public.