Commander of the (Most Excellent) Order of the British Empire
Congratulations, you're well on your way to the pantheon of übergods, but don't start getting all 'Your Lordship' just yet. One for the Colonels and Brigadiers of the world, the CBE is quite pretty and stands out from the other bling. It's a fancy enamelled blue colour and this time it hangs 'round your neck for all to see instead of getting lost amongst all your other (no doubt well deserved) tinware.
The CBE is, however, still considered a 'lower' grade of the order, so, close... but no cigar. And no tappety tap of Betty's sword on your shoulder either. Look on the bright side, at least you didn't have to spend fifty years of your life humiliating yourself on stage and screen to get this gong.
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