Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II


Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II is a high honour bestowed as a mark of personal esteem on titled female members of the British Royal Family for personal service to Queen Elizabeth II. It is not automatically awarded. There is no public announcement of the honour. Usually the only way it can be known if it has been awarded is by viewing photos or film from State Visit banquets or other formal similar evening occasions requiring the wearing of honours and awards.

Appearance

The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II depicts The Queen in evening dress wearing the ribbon and star of the Order of the Garter. The miniature, painted on ivory, is bordered by diamonds and surmounted by a Tudor crown in diamonds and red enamel. The reverse, in silver-gilt, is patterned with rays and depicts the royal cypher and St. Edward's Crown in gold and enamel. The watered silk ribbon is chartreuse yellow and formed into a bow. It is worn pinned to the dress of the recipient on the left shoulder.

List of known recipients

Deceased

* HM Queen Mary
* HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
* HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
* HRH The Princess of Wales [ [http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page5143.asp Royal Insight] ] [ [http://www.regiments.org/biography/royals/1961dian.htm Regiments.org] ]
* HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
* HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent
* HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood
* HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Current

* HRH The Princess Anne, Princess Royal
* HRH The Duchess of Cornwall [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=490837&in_page_id=1770 UK Daily Mail] ]
* HRH The Countess of Wessex
* HRH The Duchess of Gloucester
* HRH The Duchess of Kent
* HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
* Miss Zara Phillips

See also

*Royal Family Order

References


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