Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies
|Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies|
|Commander and Knight's badges of the Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies|
|Awarded by the Kingdom of Naples
the Kingdom of Two Sicilies
|Type||Dynastic order of knighthood|
|Awarded for||Important service to the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies|
|Established||24 February 1808|
|Next (higher)||Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of Saint George and Reunion|
|Ribbon of the Order|
The Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies (Italian: Ordine reale delle Due Sicilie), was a dynastic order of knighthood of the Kingdom of Naples and the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. The order was established 24 February 1808 by Joseph Bonaparte, who at the time was the King of Naples. The order was expanded and continued under the rule of Joachim Murat but was ultimately suppressed by Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies in 1819. Those Knights of the Order of the Two-Sicilies who were still active were instead awarded the Order of Saint George and Reunion.
The decoration was a five-pointed red enameled gold star bearing the Coat of Arms of Naples and Sicily and the inscription Joseph Neapoles Siciliarum rex instituit. The original badge was surmounted by an eagle but Ferdinand I modified it by replacing the eagle with the royal crown, and changing the inscription to Ferdinandus Borbonius utriusque Siciliae Rex P.F.A..
- "Royaumedes Deux-Siciles" (PDF) (in French). Musée de la Légion d’honneur. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Corpo della Nobiltà Italiana - Circolo Giovanile". Corpo della Nobiltà Italiana. Retrieved 13 December 2012.