Royal Family Order of Elizabeth II

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 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.

Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II
Orde van Elizabeth II
Badge of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II
Awarded by Queen Elizabeth II (personally and privately)
TypeRoyal Family Order
RibbonChartreuse yellow
EligibilityFemale members of the royal family and others
Awarded forAt the monarch's pleasure
SovereignQueen Elizabeth II
GBR Family Order Elizabeth II BAR

Ribbon of the order


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 (glass since 2017), 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 recipients

The Prince and Princess of Wales with Sir James Ramsay, Brisbane, 1983 (cropped)
The Princess of Wales in Brisbane, 1983, wearing the insignia of the order



See also


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  3. ^ "The Queen at the House of Lords for the State… Fotografie di cronaca | Getty Images Italia | 52116184". Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  4. ^ "The Queens Staff Left To Right Lt Col Sir… Fotografie di cronaca | Getty Images Italia | 52112924". Retrieved 27 November 2011.
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  8. ^ "Who is the Duchess of Kent? – Royal Central". 10 November 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018.
  9. ^ "The Duchess of Gloucester: Honours". Royal Household. Archived from the original on 11 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Who is the Duchess of Gloucester? – Royal Central". 10 November 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Honours and appointments: The Countess of Wessex". Royal Household. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  12. ^ "HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Prince of Wales". 10 November 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Kate Middleton Debuted a New Royal Honor with Her Tiara on Tuesday Ni…". 10 November 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Majesty/Joe Little on Twitter: "The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing t…". 10 November 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018.
  15. ^ Gonzales, Erica (24 October 2018). "What is the Royal Family Order? Duchess of Cambridge receives an extremely important honor from the Queen". Hearst Communications. Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
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