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One of The Queen's many roles is to reward excellence and outstanding achievement.
In addition to decorations awarded through the honours system, The Queen presents a number of prizes and medals in her own name.
These special honours reflect outstanding achievement either by individuals or by groups. As well as the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, please click here for other prizes and awards in fields which include architecture, exploration, poetry, police work and science.