The Most Excellent Order of The British Empire

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The first Newsletter was issued in July 2015 to those appointed to the Order in the period 2013 to 2015. The second Newsletter has been sent by post to those who received awards between 2000 and 2013 and to senior members of the Order.

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The Queen has commanded that a Service of the Order of the British Empire is to be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 24th May 2017. Those belonging to the Order and holders of The British Empire Medal may attend. No tickets are available for spouses who are not members or medallists of the Order, or guests, due to the size of the Order and the limited seating capacity in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

To apply for tickets click here

Applications can also made in writing to the Registrar of the Order of the British Empire, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St James’s Palace, London SW1A 1BH.

Owing to the size of the Order, it is not possible to send individual invitations, so members and Medallists are asked to submit an application for tickets. Those who are still awaiting their Investiture are welcome to apply.

If the Service is oversubscribed a ballot will be held and we will write to advise you if you have not been successful.