Richard Thompson, Esq. O.B.E.Folk Musician and Songwriter
For services to Music
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
has named RICHARD THOMPSON
to the 2011 Honours List as an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
The honour will be bestowed by The Queen
during anInvestiture Ceremony at
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.