Royal Order of the Intare

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Royal Order of the Intare (Lion) is the dynastic order of the Rwandan Monarchy. It was founded by King Mutara III of Rwanda. Since 3 January 1998, King Kigeli V of Rwanda has affirmed right to bestow the order on certain individuals that have earned the right to be awarded this prestigious award. The Chancellor of the Royal House, H. E. Boniface Benzinge.

Levels of the Order[edit]

There are five grades to the Order: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Chevalier.

Notable recipients[edit]


  • Heydel-Mankoo, Rafal. Royal Order of the Lion of Rwanda. World Orders of Knighthood & Merit. Guy Stair Sainty (editor) and Rafal Heydel-Mankoo (deputy editor). United Kingdom: Burke's Peerage & Gentry. 2 Vol. (2100 pp) p. 767.

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