The New Year’s Honours list has handed out awards to well over 1,000 recipients this year, making a whole host of new Knights, Dames, CBEs, OBEs and MBEs.
The likes of Gareth Southgate, Twiggy, Thandie Newton and Alastair Cook are among those to be honoured in this batch of awards.
But what exactly do these honours mean and why are they handed out – for instance, why is it that Southgate picked up an OBE but Harry Kane got an MBE after England’s run to the World Cup semi-final.
The lines are a little blurry between the levels of honour, but here is how they are dished out. Read more