Royal Family Order of George VI

The Royal Family Order of King George VI is an honour that was bestowed on female members of the British Royal Family by King George VI.

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Alexandra are the only surviving recipients.

Royal Family Order of King George VI
Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Royal Family Order of King George VI (above that of King George V)
Awarded by King George VI (personally and privately)
TypeRoyal Family Order
RibbonRose pink
EligibilityFemale members of the British Royal Family
Awarded forAt the monarch's pleasure
StatusNot awarded since the death of George VI
UK Royal Family Order of King George VI ribbon

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Appearance

The insignia, an enamel portrait of the king surrounded by diamonds, is worn on a bow of rose pink ribbon.[1]

List of known recipients

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Royal Family Orders". Official website of the British monarchy. Royal Household. Archived from the original on 7 March 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. ^ Photograph at National Portrait Gallery
  3. ^ Photographs at Rebecca Starr Brown
  4. ^ Patterson, Stephen (1996). Royal Insignia: British and Foreign Orders of Chivalry from the Royal Collection. London: Merrell Holberton. p. 144. ISBN 9781858940250. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  5. ^ Photographs at Artemisia's Royal Jewels
  6. ^ Photographs at The Court Jeweller Screencap from the Telegraph's video livestream of the banquet
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