Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda)

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Order of the Nation
Awarded by the
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Queen of Antigua and Barbuda
Type National order
Eligibility Any citizen of Antigua and Barbuda and citizens of other countries
Awarded for Distinguished and outstanding service to Antigua and Barbuda, the Caricom region or to the international community.
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Elizabeth II
Grand Master (ex officio) Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda
Established 1998
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the National Hero
Next (lower) Order of Merit of Antigua and Barbuda
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Ribbon of the order

The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation is an order of chivalry instituted by Antigua and Barbuda in 1998. Queen Elizabeth II is the sovereign of the Order in her capacity as Queen of Antigua and Barbuda.[1] The order recognizes distinguished and outstanding service to Antigua and Barbuda.[2]

The Order consists of the Sovereign (Queen of Antigua and Barbuda), the Grand Master (Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda), and six grades of members:

  • Knight Grand Collar (KGN) or Dame Grand Collar (DGN);
  • Knight Grand Cross (KGCN) or Dame Grand Cross (DGCN);
  • Knight Commander (KCN) or Dame Commander (DCN);
  • Commander (CN);
  • Officer (ON);
  • Member (MN).

Knights Grand Collar, Knights Grand Cross and Knights Commanders are entitled to prefix the title Sir, and Dames Grand Collar, Dames Grand Cross and Dames Commanders to prefix Dame, to their forenames for life. Wives of Knights may prefix Lady to their surname, but no equivalent privilege exists for husbands of Dames. Such forms are not used by peers and princes, except when the names of the former are written out in their fullest forms. Furthermore, honorary members and clergymen do not receive the accolade or adopt the title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda - The Order of the Nation". http://www.royalcollection.org.uk. The Royal Collection. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "AN ACT to amend the National Honours Act.". http://www.laws.gov.ag. Government Printing Office, Antigua and Barbuda. 27 December 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 

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