Decorations of the Romanian Royal House

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After the Fundamental Norms of the Royal House of Romania were signed in 2007, former King Michael I, who abdicated in 1947 under communist pressure; reinstituted the Order of Carol I, the Order of the Crown, instituted three decorations and two medals.

The Decorations of the Romanian Royal House are a reward for conspicuous and special merits of the recipients for the Romanian state and the Romanian Royal House.

The Orders, Decorations and Medals currently awarded are the:

  1. Order of Carol I[1]
  2. Order of the Crown[2][3]

Royal Decoration of the Custodian of the Romanian Crown[edit]

Royal Decoration of the Custodian of the Romanian Crown
Decoratia Regală a Custodelui Coroanei României
Awarded by Royal standard of Romania (King, 1922 model).svg King of Romania
Type Dynastic order
Royal house House of Romania
Ribbon Dark Blue with Silver stripes on the sides
Day 03 May (every year)
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign King Michael I
Grand Master Crown Princess Margareta
Chancellor Princess Sophie
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Sovereign/Grand Master Knight, Knight/Dame 1st Class, Knight/Dame 2nd Class
Established 18 January 2015
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The Royal Decoration of the Custodian of the Romanian Crown[4] is a Royal Decoration of the House of Romania instituted on the 18th of January 2015 by Crown Princess Margareta of Romania to symbolise a quarter of a century since her arrival to Romania after a 42-year exile of the Romanian royal family.

The Decoration

The Decoration is honoured to Members of the House of Romania and also both men and women for participating and making possible the return of the members of the Romanian royal family and also for promoting the royal family to people in their work of the restoration of Romania after the years of suffering of the Romanian people.

The Decoration may be awarded to current and former ambassadors or foreign Romanians who have brought an undeniable contribution to Romania's relations with the world.

The Decoration may be awarded to institutions or organisations, whose work is circumscribed for the above criteria.

Statutes

The maximum number of Members of the Decoration is 400, this also includes institutions and organisations.[5]

The Decoration is celebrated on the 3rd of May every year, which is the birthday of Princess Helen, Queen Mother of Romania born in 1898, the mother of King Michael I.

The Sovereign and Grand Master Knights both receive their version of the Decoration which is either a Medal or a bow formed Medal.[6] Male recipients are Knights of the Decoration and receive a Medal[7][8][9] which can be worn on special occasions with a dark suit, tuxedo or tails.[10] Female recipients from the House of Romania are also Knights of the Decoration, other females are Dames of the Decoration; both receive a Medal and a bow formed Medal,[11] during the day the Medal is worn with day dresses and during the evening either the Medal or bow formed Medal can be worn with an evening gown.[12]

Characteristics

The Sovereign and Grand Master Knights Decoration is crafted in White Gold which is of an oval shape and consists of 25 Sapphires and at the top with the Crown of Romania which hangs from the ribbon.[13]

The Knight/Dame 1st Class' Decoration is crafted in Gold and is smaller than that of the Sovereign and Grand Master Knights' and at the top is the Crown of Romania which hangs from the ribbon.[14][15]

The Knight/Dame 2nd Class' Decoration is crafted in White Gold and is the same size of the 1st Class Decoration and at the top with the Crown of Romania which hangs from the ribbon.[16] [17]

On the obverse of all classes of the Decoration is the effigy of Crown Princess Margareta, with the circular inscription "Custodian of the Romanian Crown".[18][19]

On the reverse of all classes of the Decoration is the royal monogram of Crown Princess Margareta.[20]

The Ribbon for the Medal and bow formed Medal is Dark Blue with Silver stripes on the sides which is the same as the Order of the Crown; for the bow formed Medal the ribbon is landscape.

Royal Decoration of Nihil Sine Deo[edit]

Royal Decoration of Nihil Sine Deo
Decoratia Regală Nihil Sine Deo
Awarded by Royal standard of Romania (King, 1922 model).svg King of Romania
Type Dynastic order
Royal house House of Romania
Ribbon Red with two yellow-gold thin stripes on the sides and a blue strip with white outlined by black in the middle
Motto ("Nothing without God")
Day 20 April (every year)
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign King Michael I
Grand Master Queen Anne
Chancellor Alexander McAteer
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight/Dame
Established 30 December 2009

The Royal Decoration of Nihil Sine Deo[21] is a Royal Decoration of the House of Romania instituted on the 30th of December 2009 by former King Michael I of Romania; It is a symbol of durability, continuity, tradition and historical legitimacy of the Royal House, also to faithfully observe the distinctions created by the founder of the modern Romanian Royal House and the State, King Carol I

The Decoration

The Decoration is honoured to Members of the House of Romania and also both men and women for working in the Social, scientific, educational, cultural, spiritual, economic, political and military fields; For: outstanding work, a respectable number of years in the profession, a high performance level, an extraordinary initiative, have shown generosity and a sense of responsibility.

The Decoration may be awarded to current and former ambassadors or foreign Romanians who have brought an undeniable contribution to Romania's relations with the world.

The Decoration may be awarded to institutions or organisations, if their work is consistently circumscribed for the above criteria.

Statutes

The maximum number of Members of the Decoration is 200, this also includes institutions and organisations.

The Decoration is celebrated on the 20th of April every year, which is the birthday of King Carol I of Romania born in 1839 and also the day he was elected Ruler of the United Principalities in 1866.

Male recipients are Knights of the Decoration and receive a Medal[22][23] which can be worn on special occasions with a dark suit, tuxedo or tails.[10] Female recipients from the House of Romania are also Knights of the Decoration, other females are Dames of the Decoration; both receive a Medal and a bow formed Medal,[24][25] during the day the Medal is worn with day dresses and during the evening either the Medal or bow formed Medal can be worn with an evening gown.[10]

Characteristics

The Decoration is crafted in bronze and white enamel which consists of an oval with a length of 45mm and at the top with the Crown of Romania which hangs from the ribbon.

On the obverse is the effigy of King Carol I, with the circular inscription "KING CAROL I OF ROMANIA", framed with a border of white enamel that appears below the circular inscription "NIHIL SINE DEO".[26]

On the reverse is the royal coat of arms of Romania with the inscription "1866-2010 ". When, in the years ahead will beat a new series of decorations, they will be labeled with the year after "1866".[27]

The Ribbon for the Medal and bow formed Medal is Red with two yellow-gold thin stripes on the sides and a blue strip with white outlined by black in the middle, for the bow formed Medal the ribbon is landscape.

Royal Decoration of the Cross of the Romanian Royal House[edit]

Royal Decoration of the Cross of the Romanian Royal House
Decoratia Regală a Crucii Casei Regale Române
Awarded by Royal standard of Romania (King, 1922 model).svg King of Romania
Type Dynastic order
Royal house House of Romania
Ribbon White with Blue stripes on the sides
Day 03 May (every year)
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign King Michael I
Grand Master Queen Anne
Chancellor Princess Elena
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight/Dame
Established 10 May 2008
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The ribbon of the Decoration.

The Royal Decoration of the Cross of the Romanian Royal House[28] is a Royal Decoration of the House of Romania instituted on the 10th of May 2008 by former King Michael I of Romania; It is awarded to those who have continuously supported the work or have contributed a significant deed to the Romanian Royal Family.

The Decoration

The Decoration is honoured to Members of the House of Romania and also both men and women working for the Royal House as collaborators who enjoy prestige in Romanian society, representing civil society, political or economic environment, world culture or diplomacy. The Decoration may also be honoured to personalities living in the country or abroad.

The members of the Decoration will be made personalities and hold important positions in the House of Romania.

The Decoration may be awarded to national or foreign institutions or organisations, which have contributed significantly to the promotion effort in the service of the Royal House of Romania.

Statutes

The maximum number of Members of the Decoration is 150, this also includes institutions and organisations.

The Decoration is celebrated on the 26th of March every year, the day Prince Carol I of the United Principalities became King Carol I of Romania, by vote of the representatives of the nation.

Male recipients are Knights of the Decoration and receive a Medal[29][30] which can be worn on special occasions with a dark suit, tuxedo or tails.[31] Female recipients from the House of Romania are also Knights of the Decoration, other females are Dames of the Decoration; both receive a Medal and a bow formed Medal,[32] during the day the Medal is worn with day dresses and during the evening either the Medal or bow formed Medal can be worn with an evening gown.[33]

Characteristics

The Decoration is crafted in solid Silver and Blue enamel, the Cross is of the same design featured on top of the Steel Crown, the Crown of Queen Elisabeta and the Crown of Queen Maria; above the cross is a small version of the Crown of Romania which hangs from the ribbon.[34] The presentation of the bow formed medal is similar to that of the Order of Louise of the former German/Prussian Imperial and Royal Family.[35]

On the obverse in the middle of the Cross is the monogram of King Michael I.[36][37]

On the reverse in the middle of the Cross is the coat of arms of the House of Romania.[38][39]

The Ribbon for the Medal and bow formed Medal is White with Blue stripes on the sides.

Crown Princess Margareta Medal[edit]

"Along with the Medal 'King Michael I to Loyalty', 'Cross Royal House of Romania' and the royal decoration 'Nihil Sine Deo' Medal Crown Princess Margarita is a distinction created by the decision of the Head of the Royal Family of Romania."[40]

King Michael I Medal for Loyalty[edit]

The King Michael I Medal for Loyalty "is given to deserving members or employees of the House of His Majesty over five years of the Royal House of Romania, all over the country and abroad. Medal may be offered also personalities from Romania and abroad."[41][42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordinul Carol I (Order of Carol I). Royal Family of Romania. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ Ordinului Coroana Romaniei
  3. ^ Order of the Crown of Romania
  4. ^ - Custodian of the Romanian Crown
  5. ^ Medalia Custodele Coroanei române (Custodian Medal Romanian Crown). onlingallery.ro. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  6. ^ Principesa Mostenitoare si Principele Radu (Crown Princess and Prince Radu). Royal Family of Romania online journal. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  7. ^ Dineul din Sufrageria de Stat, Castelul Peles, 25 martie 2015, foto Daniel Angelescu, ©Casa Majestatii Sale Regelui (State Dinner in the dining room, Peles Castle, March 25, 2015, photo Daniel Angelescu, His Majesty King © House). Royal Family of Romania online journal. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
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  12. ^ Dineul din Sufrageria de Stat, Castelul Peles, 25 martie 2015, foto Daniel Angelescu, ©Casa Majestatii Sale Regelui (State Dinner in the dining room, Peles Castle, March 25, 2015, photo Daniel Angelescu, His Majesty King © House). Royal Family of Romania online journal. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
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  14. ^ Custodian of the Romanian Crown Anniversary edition, for Gentleman. ARGO Art Design. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  15. ^ Custodian of the Romanian Crown Anniversary edition, for Ladies. ARGO Art Design. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  16. ^ Custodian of the Romanian Crown for Gentleman. ARGO Art Design. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  17. ^ Custodian of the Romanian Crown for Ladies. ARGO Art Design. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
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  27. ^ http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5KvzOWI3FYA/VCm0su7hOnI/AAAAAAABSdw/r50TuJk81Sg/s1600/Carol%2BI%2B-%2BNihil%2Bsine%2BDeo%2B1866%2B-%2B2010.jpg
  28. ^ Crucea Casei Regale a Romaniei (Cross of the Royal House of Romania). Royal Family of Romania. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  29. ^ http://www.romaniaregala.ro/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/79.jpg
  30. ^ http://www.familiaregala.ro/uploads/images/Medalii/CRUCEA2.jpg
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  32. ^ http://www.argoart.ro/system/imagenes/imgs/imagens/1580/general/9924.jpg?1421094675
  33. ^ http://lorialexe.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DSC_4792.jpg
  34. ^ http://www.vestul.ro/uploads/modules/news/2295/Crucea-Casei-Regale-a-Romaniei-copy.jpg
  35. ^ http://www.medals.org.uk/prussia/images/prussia004.jpg
  36. ^ http://www.romaniaregala.ro/wp-content/uploads/crucea-casei-regale-a-romaniei.jpg
  37. ^ http://www.argoart.ro/system/imagenes/imgs/imagens/1440/general/avers_revers.jpg?1421094305
  38. ^ http://www.argoart.ro/system/imagenes/imgs/imagens/1582/general/detaliu2.jpg?1421094028
  39. ^ http://www.argoart.ro/system/imagenes/imgs/imagens/1581/general/avers_revers_funda.jpg?1421093864
  40. ^ Medalia Principesa Mostenitoare Margareta (Crown Princess Margareta Medal). Royal Family of Romania. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  41. ^ Medalia Regele Mihai I pentru Loialitate (King Mihai I Medal for Loyalty). Royal Family of Romania. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  42. ^ Medal King Michael I for Loyalty. ARGO Art Design. Rretrieved 14 April 2015.

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