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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Emblem for honours

The emblem is designed to be worn on the everyday clothing of those who have been appointed to the Order of the British Empire.

The emblem

The emblem gives recipients the opportunity to show in their day-to-day lives they have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for their contribution to society.

It is based on the badge of the Order, enclosed in a circle of ribbon of its colours of pink and grey. It is intended to be worn by those who have been appointed GBE, DBE, KBE, CBE, OBE, MBE or who hold the British Empire Medal. In total there are around 120,000 living in the UK and overseas. The emblems do not replace the badge and ribbon which will continue to be presented at the Investiture.

Buying the emblem

The Order of the British Empire emblem may be obtained from:

Toye Kenning & Spencer Limited
OBE Emblem Department
Regalia House
Newtown Road
CV12 8QR

You can also order your OBE emblem at Toye Kenning and Spencer Limited's London store:

19-21 Great Queen Street

Telephone: 020 7400 5753


The UK price is £19.50 including posting, package and VAT. Toye Kenning and Spencer Limited dispatch orders within 30 days according to demand.

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