Royal Family Order of King George VI

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Royal Family Order of King George VI
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Awarded by King George VI (Personally and Privately)
Type Royal Family Order
Eligibility Female members of the British Royal Family
Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure
Status Not awarded since the death of George VI
Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II
Established 1936

The Royal Family Order of King George VI is an honour that was bestowed on female members of the British Royal Family by King George VI.

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Alexandra are the only surviving members of the Order.

Appearance[edit]

King George VI's Royal Family Order was awarded in classes and was of pink colour.

List of known recipients[edit]

Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Royal Family Order of King George VI (above that of King George V).
Title of recipient when bestowed Life Notes
HM Queen Mary 1867–1953 Widow of King George V, the King's mother
HM The Queen 1900–2002 Later the Queen Mother, the King's wife
HRH The Princess Elizabeth 1926– Later Duchess of Edinburgh and then Queen, the King's daughter
HRH The Princess Margaret 1930–2002 Later Countess of Snowdon, the King's daughter
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester 1901–2004 Later Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, the King's sister-in-law
HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent 1906–1968 The King's sister-in-law
HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent 1936– Later Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, the King's niece
HRH The Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood 1897–1965 The King's sister
HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone 1883–1981 The King's first cousin, once removed and also the King's aunt by marriage

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The insignia is worn on bow of pink watered silk.