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A KBE or Knight Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and its female equivalent Dame Commander in The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) is an honorific knighthood in the British honours system normally awarded to foreign nationals. As such recipients are normally not able to use the appellation "Sir", but in the case of the recipient subsequently adopting British Citizenship (as in the case of Yehudi Menuhin and Jean Paul Getty, Jr.) the title may be used.

Notable awardees include:

The awards within the "Order of the British Empire' are:

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