The BBC-link has several articles on the more famous recipients, links to the complete list, and summarizes:
"The 2023 New Year Honours are the first to be signed off by King Charles.
There are 1,107 recipients on the main list, announced by the Cabinet Office - 50% of whom are women.
There are another 141 recipients on the list announced by the Foreign Office recognising overseas contributions, as well as separate lists for police, fire and ambulance personnel and military service."
For more information on the biography of various recipients, the wikipedia article is quite helpful too:
Most of the recipients are ordinary people who have made a difference their community, and the list includes quite a few involved with either covid-19-relief or the effects of the Ukraine-war.
To make this more specific for this board, some royal-related observations:
*There were no new Garter knights/ladies announced, even though there are six vacancies. I suppose there will be announcements for St George´s day in April or for the coronation.
*There was no separate platinum-jubilee honour list, as there were for the golden and diamond jubilees. The list of recipients of the Royal Victorian order was longer than usual, however, with many of those receiving the order For services to the Platinum Jubilee of Her Late Majesty The Queen.
*Even though there was a longer list for the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) than usual, the list does not appear to include people involved with the funeral arrangements of the late Queen, or her immediate household. After the death of previous senior royals there have been separate lists published, and I suspect there will be another list this time too.
Among the courtiers honoured were:
- a KCVO for Sir Nicholas Bacon, Bart., who is Chairman of the Prince´s Council. He is also the Premier Baronet in England.
- a promotion to CVO for the Hon. Virginia Carington, lately Assistant Master of the Household to The former Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. She is a daughter of the 6th Baron Carrington, and former wife of the late 4th Baron Ashcombe, an uncle to the new Queen Camilla.
- a CVO for Professor Justin Peter Cobb, Orthopaedic Surgeon to Her Late Majesty The Queen and the Royal Household.
- a promotion to CVO for Margaret Eleanor Hammond, Lady in Waiting to The Princess Royal
and LVOs and MVO for a handful of people working for the Royal Collection or administrative capacity in the Royal Household.
Among the nobles in the list were:
- promotion to CBE for Madeleine Lola Margaret, The Countess of Bessborough, OBE, Founder, New Art Centre. For services to Art Education and to Salisbury Cathedral.
- a CBE for Neil Francis Jeremy, The Lord Mendoza, Commissioner for Culture. For services to Arts and to Culture. He is a Life Peer.
- a MBE for Bernadette Adele Rosaline, The Lady Sewell, Fundraiser, Ovacome. For charitable services to People with Ovarian Cancer. She is wife of a life peer.
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