IT gives me the greatest of pleasure in announcing that Dougie Squires OBE has been honoured with an M.V.O. (Member of the Royal Victorian Order, a dynastic order of knighthood established by Queen Victoria) in recognition of his Services to the Queen, in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours list 2017.
2016 has marked a special year for Dougie. Working alongside Simon Brooks Ward and the Horse Power Group, Dougie was Creative and Stage Director of this year’s HRH HER MAJESTY’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at Windsor Great Park, which had a cast of more than 2000 artists, over 1000 horses and was televised to great acclaim for ITV.
Earlier this month, Dougie directed both the finale of the International Horse Show at Olympia (again working alongside the Horse Power Group) and the Christmas Show at St James’s Palace for the ‘Not Forgotten Association’ Charity.
Dougie is currently in rehearsals for the ‘Celebration of Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday’ at the London Palladium on March 18th, which he is both directing and producing.
Dougie is very humbled and tremendously proud to be granted such an Honour.
Quote from Dougie Squires OBE:
“It may be an obvious cliché but I am overwhelmed and humbled by the news and can only add that I would like to thank all the terrific people I have been lucky enough to know and work with, during the many years of my life doing a job that I love”.