King and Queen to Attend Service of Dedication for the Order of the British Empire

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King Charles III attends a reception to thank those involved in the planning and arrangements following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation at Buckingham Palace, London. October 19, 2023.
King Charles III attends a reception to thank those involved in the planning and arrangements following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation at Buckingham Palace, London. October 19, 2023.

THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN WILL ATTEND A SERVICE OF DEDICATION FOR THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Their Majesties The King and Queen will attend a Service of Dedication for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

Established by King George V in 1917 to reward outstanding contributions to the war effort, the Order of the British Empire now recognises the work of people from all walks of life with well-known honours such as MBEs and OBEs, as well as knighthoods and damehoods.

The King is the Sovereign of the Order of the British Empire. The Queen is the Grand Master of the Order of the British Empire.

Almost two thousand members who are holders of the order’s awards (GBE, KBE, DBE, CBE, OBE, MBE, and British Empire Medal) will attend the service. The congregation will be formed by people from all parts of the UK and Commonwealth and include a number of honorary award holders.

Upon arrival, the King and Queen will be met by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli KStJ, and escorted into the cathedral where they will be greeted by the Dean, the Chapter, and officials of the order before taking their place in the processional order.

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