List of titles and honours of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon received numerous decorations and honorary appointments during and after her time as consort to King George VI. Each is listed below; where two dates are shown, the first indicated the date of receiving the award or title, and the second indicates the date of its loss or renunciation.

Her British honours were read out at her funeral, held in the United Kingdom, as follows:

In the memorial service held in Canada, her Canadian honours, the Canadian Forces Decoration and Order of Canada, were read out.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 August 1900 – 16 February 1904: The Honorable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
  • 16 February 1904 – 26 April 1923: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
  • 26 April 1923 – 11 December 1936: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York
  • 11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952: Her Majesty The Queen
    • 11 December 1936 – 14 August 1947 (for British India): Her Imperial Majesty The Empress-Queen
  • 6 February 1952 – 30 March 2002: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

British Commonwealth and Commonwealth of Nations honours[edit]

Appointments
Country Date Appointment Post-nominal letters
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1923 – 30 March 2002 Member Second Class of the Royal Family Order of King George V
Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png Venerable Order of Saint John 1926 – 30 March 2002 Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem DGStJ
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1927 – 30 March 2002 Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire GBE
British Raj Red Ensign.svg British India 1931 – 30 March 2002 Companion of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India CI
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1936 – 30 March 2002 Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter LG
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1937 – 30 March 2002 Grand Master and Principal Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1937 – 30 March 2002 Member First Class of the Royal Family Order of King George VI
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1937 – 30 March 2002 Lady of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle LT
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1952 – 30 March 2002 Member of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1978 – 30 March 2002 Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
New Zealand New Zealand 1990 – 30 March 2002 Member of the Order of New Zealand ONZ
Canada Canada 2000 – 30 March 2002 Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada CC
Medals and decorations
Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
United Kingdom British Empire and Commonwealth 1936 Royal Red Cross RRC
United Kingdom British Empire and Commonwealth 1937 Royal Victorian Chain
Canada Canada Date Unknown Canadian Forces Decoration and Five Bars CD
Awards
Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1961 Royal Horticultural Society Victoria Medal of Honour

Foreign honours[edit]

Appointments
Country Date Appointment Post-nominal letters
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1923 – 30 March 2002 Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sava
Afghanistan Afghanistan 1928 – 17 July 1973 Member First Class of the Order of the Supreme Sun
Japan Japan 1937 – 30 March 2002 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown
France France 1937 – 30 March 2002 Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
Kingdom of Romania Romania 1938 – 30 December 1947 Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Romania
Nepal Nepal 1948 – 30 March 2002 Grand Cross of the Order of the Ojaswi Rajanya
Netherlands Netherlands 1950 – 30 March 2002 Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
Greece Greece 1950 – 30 March 2002 Member of the Order of St Olga and St Sophia MSOS
Peru Peru 1960 – 30 March 2002 Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun
Tunisia Tunisia 1961 – 30 March 2002 Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence
Decorations
Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
France France 1945 Red Cross Medal
Norway Norway 1945 Norwegian War Cross

Honorary military positions[edit]

Australia Australia
Canada Canada
New Zealand New Zealand
South Africa South Africa
Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Honorific eponyms[edit]

Further information: Royal eponyms in Canada

Structures[edit]

Buildings[edit]

Schools[edit]

Ships[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]