The man who has led the Royal Borough since 2007 met the Queen today at Windsor Castle to receive his MBE.
Cllr David Burbage, 48, was accompanied by his wife Helen, children George, 14 and Laura, 12, his mum Jean, cousin Anne Nolan and sister Judith McLelland.
They waited in the Waterloo Chamber along with the families of others being honoured, while Cllr Burbage queued outside waiting his turn to approach the Queen on her dais.
He said: "She asked me how long I had been in my current post as council leader and we talked about that. She said the town was a very busy place and must be quite difficult to deal with.
"I said it is something we try to look after."
Afterwards the family celebrated with a meal at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel in High Street.Cllr Burbage represents Bray on the Royal Borough, having been elected in May, 2000. He has been council leader since 2007.
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