New Year’s Honours List: The Best Reasons Why People Rejected An Honour



By Kathryn Snowdon in Huffpost UK.


Whilst the majority of people are delighted to be mentioned in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, scores of others have turned down an award and some have even thought twice and returned them years after making a trip to the palace.

Some of the most high profile names to do so include Roald Dahl, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Steven Hawking.

And from the ethical to the downright bizarre, there are many reasons why people reject gongs – here are ten of the best:


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