Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/16/queen_it_manager_royal_victoria_award/

Honour for Queen's IT manager

Personal award

By Drew Cullen

Posted in Jobs, 16th June 2012 08:26 GMT

The Royal Household's IT systems manager Toby Zeegen made it onto The Queen's birthday honours list today.

He is now a member of The Royal Victorian Order, given by The Queen to people who have "served her or the Monarchy in a personal way".

There are five classes of the order, and the top two confer knighthoods on the holder. Toby's rank is MVO, which, if we've read Wikipedia right, is the second-most or most junior class.

So congratulations to him, and of course to Prince Charles, who has been promoted - is that the right word? - by the Queen to the highest rank in all three military services.

The Prince of Wales becomes a Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force ... ®