1974 New Zealand Royal Visit Honours

The 1974 New Zealand Royal Visit Honours were appointments by Elizabeth II to the Royal Victorian Order, to mark her visit to New Zealand that year. The Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips on the tour, and attended the 10th British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch and celebrations at Waitangi to mark New Zealand Day. The honours were announced at the conclusion of the tour on 7 and 8 February 1974.[1][2]

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour.

Royal Victorian Order

Knight Grand Cross (GCVO)

Sir Denis Blundell

Sir Denis Blundell

Knight Commander (KCVO)

Commander (CVO)

  • Bryan David Crompton MVO

Member, fourth class (MVO)

In 1984, Members of the Royal Victorian Order, fourth class, were redesignated as Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO).[3]

Member, fifth class (MVO)

  • Andrew George Berriman – superintendent, New Zealand Police Force
  • Richard Butler
  • Donald Claude Gordon
  • Christine Ann Major
  • Katherine Maclean Wood

Royal Victorian Medal

Silver (RVM)

  • Raymond George Hawthorn
  • Arthur Trevor Humphrey Broughton
  • Sergeant Peter Forbes Orr – New Zealand Police Force


  1. ^ "No. 46280". The London Gazette. 3 May 1974. p. 5485.
  2. ^ "Royal tours". New Zealand History. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "A complete guide to the British Orders of Knighthood". Royal Central. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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