WAYNE MCGREGOR CBE
Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:05 AM
Congratulations on his award.
Here is the list in full:
Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:26 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:00 AM
Award recipients usually receive their awards from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. These ceremonies are not open to the public and are held at various times during the year.
These days, individuals are nominated for the honours. If the nomination is successful, then the individual is notified in advance and could, in theory, turn down the award. They are prestigious and a recognition of the individual's efforts in their nominated field but they do not have any other value.
Here is the official government website about honours: http://www.direct.go...ystem/index.htm
Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:19 AM
I gather that these awards are divided into a number of "Orders." MacGregor's (and Suchet's) are included in the Order of the British Empire, Civil.
The CBE is QUITE a category, including people involved in embryology, mountaineering, and -- my all-time favorite -- the former chairman of something called the "National Waiting Times Centre Board." (It sounds to me like something out of Lewis Carroll, but it appears to be connected to the National Health Service.)
One step higher In this order is the DBE. There too I found a few names that Ballet Alert members will know: the biographer, Lady Antonia Fraser the biographer; the opera singer, Felicity Palmer; and the actress Harriet Walter.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:50 PM
Lynn Seymour is perhaps the greatest dramatic prima ballerina of her generation and of course in many ways she's solely linked to The Royal Ballet. Now I know she's Canadian but isn't Canada regarded as a Commonwealth of Great Britian or something to that effect? The question I'm asking is why haven't Seymour been made a Dame of the British Empire? It just seems odd to me that she haven't been awarded that honor...if she's eligible that is. Thanks.
Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:25 AM
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