BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: UK
Front Page 
World 
UK 
England 
Northern Ireland 
Scotland 
Wales 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Friday, 4 August, 2000, 00:41 GMT 01:41 UK
Honours mark Queen Mother's birthday
The Queen and the Queen Mother
The Queen has recognised services to her mother
The Queen has issued a special Honours List to mark her mother's 100th birthday.

Nine people are honoured, including five who helped stage the Queen Mother's centenary pageant on London's Horse Guards parade ground last month.

Major Michael Parker, the pageant's producer, is knighted along with Major General Evelyn Webb-Carter, chairman of the pageant committee.

The two men become Knight Commanders of the prestigious Royal Victorian Order, an honour in the Queen's personal gift.

The Queen Mother's centenary pageant
Crowds gather at centenary pageant
Miss Fiona Fletcher, secretary to the Queen Mother's ladies in waiting, receives a CVO, becoming a Commander of the Victorian Order.

Also made CVOs are Ian Gill, registrar and seneschal of the Cinque Ports, Kent, of which the Queen Mother is Lord Warden, and Captain Ashe Windham, chairman of the Castle Mey Trust, set up to administer the Queen Mother's Scottish home.

Equerry honoured

Colonel William Toby Browne receives an LVO (Lieutenant of the Victorian Order) for his work as organiser and parade commander of the Queen Mother's centenary pageant.

The Queen Mother's equerry, Captain William de Rouet of the Irish Guards, gets an MVO (Member of the Victorian Order) as does Coldstream Guards Warrant Officer Alan Mason, who was the pageant's parade sergeant major.

Major Parker's assistant as producer of the pageant, Mrs Emma Bagwell Purefoy, receives an RVM (Silver), a Royal Victorian Medal.

Major Parker also masterminded the Queen Mother's 90th birthday pageant on Horse Guards, the VE and VJ Day 50th anniversary commemorations in London five years ago, and the Royal Tournament and other military tattoos.

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more UK stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more UK stories