It is a belated birthday honours list this year; pushed back to allow nominations of those who have played a key role during the coronavirus pandemic.
It is unsurprising then that of the nine people to receive an honour here in the Channel Islands, many are our health leaders.
Four people in Jersey have received an honour.
Microbiologist Dr Ivan Muscat became the public face of the coronavirus response as acting Medical Officer for Health.
The island’s Medical Director, Patrick Armstrong, chaired the newly formed public health advisory committee.
They have both been awarded an MBE for service to the community.
Dr Ivan Muscat is awarded the MBE for services to the community
Mr Patrick Armstrong is awarded the MBE for services to the community
Dr Megan Mathias has also been awarded an MBE for services to the community as Group Director of Policy for the Government of Jersey.
Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré congratulated the three members of the Government of Jersey, saying it had been a 'privilege' to work alongside them.
Elsewhere in healthcare, there was also an MBE for the chairman of Autism Jersey, Nick Winsor.
The charity has continued to provide key services over the phone and online during the pandemic, for the 1,000 or so people with autism on the island.
Nicholas Winsor is awarded the MBE for services to the community as Chairman of Autism Jersey