Member of the British Empire
In 2013 Trina Gulliver was awarded a ‘Member of the Order of the British Empire’ (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The official communication from the Cabinet Office was published on 15th June 2013 in the London Gazette.
Trina was awarded the MBE in recognition of ‘Services to Darts and Charitable Fundraising’. Trina will now formally be known as ‘Catrina Elizabeth Gulliver MBE’. But prefers just to be called 'Trina'
Trina’s investiture took place on Friday 24th January 2014 at Buckingham Palace. The original scheduled date, 3rd October 2013, was postponed for Trina because it coincided with the Darts World Cup in Canada, an event that takes place once every two years. Trina captained England to a successful World Cup Victory.
Trina was presented her MBE medal by HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace accompanied by her civil partner Susan Gulliver nee Biddle, her brother Andrew and her sister Denise. Trina wishes to thank everyone who took the time to nominate her for the award. She joins only one other professional dart player to receive an MBE, Eric Bristow who received his honour in 1989.
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UK Honours Sytem
The UK has an honours system to recognise outstanding achievement. Nominations for a UK honour are reviewed by the Honours Committee.
The Honours Committee is a committee within the Cabinet Office of the Government of the United Kingdom formed to review nominations for national honours for merit, exceptional achievement or service. Twice yearly the Honour Committee submits formal recommendations for the British Monarch's New Years and Birthday Honours. Members of the Honours Committee—which comprises a main committee and nine subcommittees in speciality areas—research and vet nominations for national awards, including Knighthoods, the Order of the British Empire and Member of the British Empire.
The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeomen Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. In principle they are responsible for looking after any prisoners in the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels, but in practice they act as tour guides and are a tourist attraction in their own right, a point the Yeomen Warders acknowledge.
The Yeomen Warders are often incorrectly referred to as Yeomen of the Guard, which is actually a distinct corps of Royal Bodyguards.
Yeomen Warders are sometimes called ‘Beefeaters’. The origins of the name Beefeaters has an uncertain. The term Beefeater was common as early as the 17th century as a slang term for the English in general. However the earliest connection to the Royal Household came as a reference to the Yeomen of the Guard by Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, who frequented the Court in 1669. In referring to the Yeomen of the Guard, he stated, "A very large ration of beef is given to them daily at the court, and they might be called Beef-eaters” The Beefeater name was carried over to the Yeomen Warders, due to the two corps' outward similarities and the Yeomen Warders' more public presence.
More information can be obtained from the UK Tower of London