Order of the Royal House of Chakri

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The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri
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Star of the Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri
Awarded by
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the King of Thailand
Eligibility Thai Royal Family
Foreign Heads of State
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight
First induction 1882
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Rajamitrabhorn
Next (lower) Order of the Nine Gems
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Ribbon bar of the Royal House of Chakri

The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri (Thai: เครื่องขัตติยราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติคุณรุ่งเรืองยิ่งมหาจักรีบรมราชวงศ์; rtgsKhrueang Khattiya Ratcha Itsariyaphon An Mi Kiatti Khun Rung Rueang Ying Maha Chakkri Boromma Ratcha Wong) was established in 1882 by King Rama V of The Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand) to commemorate the Bangkok Centennial. The Order is awarded to members of the House of Chakri (the Thai Royal Family), foreign Heads of State and members of other royal houses.

Members of the order are entitled to use the postnominals ม.จ.ก.

Insignia[edit]

The decoration consists of a single class (Knight). The insignia is:

  • Pendant of Chakri, suspended from collar
  • Pendant of Chula Chakri, attached onto the yellow sash, to wear over the left shoulder to the right hip
  • Star of Chakri, to wear on the left chest

Foreign recipients of the Order[edit]

Name Nationality Known for Date of appointment Ref.
Queen Victoria  United Kingdom Queen of the United Kingdom 1887
Emperor William I  German Empire German Emperor 1 September 1887
Emperor Meiji  Empire of Japan Emperor of Japan 22 December 1887
Emperor Nicholas II  Russian Empire Emperor of Russia 8 March 1891
Sultan Abdul Hamid II  Ottoman Empire Sultan of Ottoman Empire 18 December 1892
Archduke Ludwig Viktor  Austria-Hungary Archduke of Austria 23 June 1898
Archduke Eugen  Austria-Hungary Archduke of Austria 23 June 1898
Prince Vittorio Emanuele  Kingdom of Italy Count of Turin 10 December 1898
Empress Shōken  Empire of Japan Emperess of Japan 12 October 1890
Prince Henry  Prussia Prince of Prussia 24 December 1890
Emperor Yoshihito  Empire of Japan Emperor of Japan 26 October 1891
Grand Duke Frederick Francis IV  Mecklenburg-Schwerin Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 2 April 1902
Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich  Russian Empire Grand Duke of Russia 22 May 1902
Archduke Franz Ferdinand  Austria-Hungary Archduke of Austria 1 June 1902
Prince Eitel Friedrich  Prussia Prince of Prussia 6 June 1902
Émile Loubet  France President of France 29 August 1902
Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich  Russian Empire Grand Duke of Russia 7 September 1902
Prince Luigi Amedeo  Kingdom of Italy Duke of the Abruzzi 2 January 1904
Prince Adalbert  Prussia Prince of Prussia 26 November 1904
Prince Georg  Bavaria Prince of Bavaria 15 November 1906
Armand Fallières  France President of France 20 June 1907
King Gustaf VI Adolf  Sweden King of Sweden 25 October 1911
King Fuad I of Egypt  Kingdom of Egypt Muhammad Ali dynasty 1934
Raymond Poincaré  France President of France 1 August 1917
King Edward VII  United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom 16 August 1917
Emperor Shōwa  Japan Emperor of Japan 30 January 1925
Gaston Doumergue  France President of France 30 January 1925
Prince Knud  Denmark Prince of Denmark 13 February 1929
King Leopold III  Belgium King of the Belgians 16 February 1931
Empress Kōjun  Japan Emperess of Japan 8 April 1931
King Umberto II  Kingdom of Italy King of Italy 26 March 1933
Albert François Lebrun  France President of France 19 April 1934
King George VI  United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom 2 February 1937
Prince Axel  Denmark Prince of Denmark 20 January 1949
King Norodom Sihanouk  Cambodia King of Cambodia 15 December 1954
King Sisavang Vong  Laos King of Laos 1955
Dwight D. Eisenhower  United States U.S. President 28 June 1960
Queen Elizabeth II  United Kingdom Queen of the United Kingdom 19 July 1960
King Frederik IX  Denmark King of Denmark
Queen Ingrid  Denmark Queen of Denmark 6 September 1960
Queen Margrethe II  Denmark Queen of Denmark 6 September 1960
King Olav V  Norway King of Norway 19 September 1960
King Harald V  Norway King of Norway 19 September 1960
Queen Louise Mountbatten  Sweden Queen consort of Sweden 21 September 1960
Prince Bertil  Sweden Duke of Halland 21 September 1960
King Baudouin  Belgium King of the Belgians 4 October 1960
Queen Fabiola  Belgium Queen consort of the Belgians
Charles de Gaulle  France President of France 11 October 1960
Grand Duchess Charlotte  Luxembourg Grand Duchess of Luxembourg 17 October 1960
Prince Felix  Luxembourg Prince consort of Luxembourg 17 October 1960
Grand Duke Jean  Luxembourg Grand Duke of Luxembourg 17 October 1960
Queen Juliana  Netherlands Queen of Netherlands 24 October 1960
Prince Bernhard  Netherlands Prince consort of the Netherlands 24 October 1960
Queen Beatrix  Netherlands Queen of Netherlands 24 October 1960
Queen Frederica  Greece Queen consort of Greece 14 February 1963
Emperor Akihito  Japan Emperor of Japan 27 May 1963
Empress Michiko  Japan Emperess of Japan
Empress Farah  Iran Empress consort of Iran 22 January 1968
King Juan Carlos I  Spain King of Spain 22 February 2006
Queen Sofía of Spain  Spain Queen consort of Spain 22 February 2006
Abdul Halim of Kedah  Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia 30 January 2013

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