Royal Family Order of King Edward VII
|The Royal Family Order of Edward VII|
|Awarded by King Edward VII (personally and privately)|
|Type||Royal Family Order|
|Awarded for||At the monarch's pleasure|
|Status||Defunct; not awarded since the death of Edward VII|
|Sovereign||Queen Elizabeth II|
The Royal Family Order of King Edward VII was a high honour bestowed as a mark of personal esteem on female members of the British Royal Family by King Edward VII. The order is a personal memento rather than a state decoration.
The ribbon of Edward VII's Royal Family Order was (working outwards in) a red stripe, almost half the size of the centre stripe, a thin gold stripe, about one-fifth of the red stripe, and a blue stripe, almost double the red stripe.
The red gold pattern is mirrored on both sides.
List of known recipients
- HM The Queen, later Queen Alexandra, The King's wife
- HM The Queen of Norway, The King's daughter
- HRH The Princess of Wales, later Queen Mary, The King's daughter-in-law
- HRH The Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife, The King's daughter
- HRH The Princess Victoria, The King's daughter
- HRH Princess Christian, The King's sister
- HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, The King's sister
- HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg, The King's sister
- HRH The Duchess of Albany, The King's sister-in-law
- HRH Princess Alice of Albany, later Lady Cambridge and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, The King's niece
- HH Princess Alexandra of Fife, later Duchess of Fife and Princess Arthur of Connaught, The King's granddaughter
- HH Princess Maud of Fife, later Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk The King's granddaughter
Reference: Royal Orders Hugo Vickers.
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