The Queen honours Jersey's Bailiff
The Bailiff of Jersey is one of six islanders who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Sir William Bailhache said his knighthood for services to the Crown and the community was a confirmation of the long-standing relationship between the two.
While he was "personally honoured" to be knighted, he said the recognition was for the whole island.
Sir William has been Jersey's bailiff since 2015.
"It's slightly embarrassing, but obviously a great delight," he told BBC News.
"The island should share in the honour - in the sense that it confirms the view the Crown has of Jersey."
Other awards include MBEs appointed to Brian Heath for services to the probation service, Paul Tucker for services to scouting and Carole Penfold for community work with the League of Friends.
British Empire Medals have been awarded to Pat Robson for services to art and Carole-Anne Robins for community work.