The order should not be confused with the Mistress of the Robes badge of office worn by the Dowager Duchess of Grafton and previously by her predecessor as Mistress of the Robes, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
|Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II|
Badge of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II
|Awarded by Queen Elizabeth II (personally and privately)|
|Type||Royal Family Order|
|Eligibility||Female members of the royal family and others|
|Awarded for||At the monarch's pleasure|
|Sovereign||Queen Elizabeth II|
Ribbon of the order
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