Order of the British Empire

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Order of the British Empire

An order of chivalry established by King George V (UK) in 1917 to honour military and civil achievements. Those who receive GBE (Knight/Dame Grand Cross) or KBE/DBE (Knight/Dame Commander) of the OBE are allowed to use the pre-nominal Sir or Dame; all can use the post-nominal (GBE, KBE, DBE, CBE, OBE, or MBE). Top-tier professors and doctors in the UK are often honoured with an Order of the British Empire for services above and beyond the call of duty.

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in descending order
GBE—Knight Grand Cross of the OBE or Dame Grand Cross of the OBE
KBE/DBE—Knight Commander of the OBE/Dame Commander of the OBE
CBE—Commander of the OBE
OBE—Officer of the OBE
MBE—Member of the OBE

OBE—Order of the British Empire
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She was later given the title of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1958 by Queen Elizabeth II which was announced in supplements to the London Gazette under the title "Sitt Nur Haider Saeed, Headmistress, Sheikh Othman Girls' Primary School."
London [U.K.], December 8 ( ANI ): It's definitely a good year for Ed Sheeran as the two-time Grammy winner has recently been honoured with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for a glittering musical career and charity work by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Heather Harper, who is British Conservatives Abroad chairwoman, told the GDN she was "incredibly humbled" by the honour, which stands for member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which she has received "for political service".
However, they never denied that they did drugs on many occasions, including the day they met the Queen of England to receive their MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) medals.
A notable part of the event was the awarding of an Honorary MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) to the British Embassy's Press and Public Affairs Officer Majdi Fawzi, in recognition of his service.
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