Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II

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Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II
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Badge of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II
Awarded by Queen Elizabeth II (Personally and Privately)
Type Royal Family Order
Eligibility Female members of the Royal Family and others
Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure
Status Extant
Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II
Statistics
Established 1952
Distinct recipients 14
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Ribbon of the Order

The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II is an honour bestowed on female members of the British Royal Family by Queen Elizabeth II. The order is worn on formal occasions.[1]

The Order should not to be confused with the Mistress of the Robes badge of office worn by the Dowager Duchess of Grafton[2][3][4] and previously by her predecessor as Mistress of the Robes the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.

Appearance[edit]

The Royal Family Order depicts a young Queen Elizabeth II in evening dress wearing the ribbon and star of the Order of the Garter. The miniature, painted on ivory, is bordered by diamonds and surmounted by a Tudor Crown in diamonds and red enamel. The reverse, in silver-gilt, is patterned with rays and depicts the royal cypher and St. Edward's Crown in gold and enamel. The watered silk ribbon is chartreuse yellow and formed into a bow. It is worn pinned to the dress of the recipient on the left shoulder.

List of known members[edit]

Deceased[edit]

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother wearing the insignia of the order.

Current[edit]

Sophie, Countess of Wessex wearing the order

See also[edit]

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