Her Majesty The Queen's 2020 Birthday Honours have been delayed until the Autumn, but that means there is more time to nominate anyone from the Bailiwick you feel might be deserving of such an award.
They are usually announced in the summer to coincide with her official birthday in June, following her real birthday in April.
With the corona virus pandemic forcing Her Majesty and Prince Philip to quarantine at Windsor Castle with a skeleton staff, while NHS staff in the UK, Health and Social Care staff in Guernsey, and their equivalents elsewhere across the British Isles and the world, have put themselves at risk on the frontline of the covid-19 battle, it was decided not to mark her birthday in April and to delay the announcement of the 2020 Honours List until later in the year.
A spokesperson for Guernsey's Government House said:
"We welcome the news that The Queen’s Birthday Honours list is delayed in part to accommodate potential nominations in relation to the covid-19 pandemic.
"Anyone in Guernsey wishing to make a nomination should refer to the existing guidelines, which are available on both the Royal Court and Government House websites."
Pictured: Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor, Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder, is the Queen's representative in the island.
The Government House spokesperson added:
"It’s also worth noting that the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours will not be the only opportunity to nominate someone for an honour in relation to the current pandemic; the consequences of which are likely to be with us for some time."
There is further information on the Honours List on the Royal Family's own website HERE.
Pictured top: Her Majesty The Queen (Shutterstock).
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