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I know that site very well but it doesn't help very much. there are many orders and medals there without pictures.
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ORDERS & DECORATIONS
The Qajar & Pahlavi Dynasties: http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Persia/O...sia-orders.htm
Al Hashimi Dynasty (Jordan) http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Jordan/jordan4.htm
Al Hashimi Dynasty (Iraq) http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Iraq/iraq.htm
The Alawi Dynasty (Morocco): http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Morocco/morocco15.htm
Egypt http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Egypt/orders.htm
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I was wondering if we could possibly compile a list of all the orders of each country and a picture of each?
I find it very interesting how each country has many numerous orders and how they each have a different and significant history behind them.

The only orders I know of are two orders from Denmark:
Order of the Elephant (worn with the light blue sash)
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/457/elephant1vb.jpg
The Order of the Elephant is the oldest and most distinguished order and dates back to the 15th century. The statutes of the Order were established by Christian V on 1 December 1693. Since 9 April 1959, women have been eligible for admission to the Order. In earlier times the Order was mainly conferred on foreign princes and distinguished Danish noblemen. Nowadays the Order is almost exclusively awarded to Heads of State and Members of the Royal Family.
The explanation for the elephant as the symbol of the Order is most likely that a warrior elephant was used as a symbol for the defenders of Christianity who were incensed at the sight of Christ’s blood. At the same time the elephant symbolised purity and chastity.

Order of the Dannebrog (worn with a red/white sash?)
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/1...nnebrog5ko.jpg
The Order of Dannebrog was instituted by Christian V in 1671, and like the Order of the Elephant, acquired its first official statutes on 1 December 1693. In 1808 the statutes were amended and extended, modelled on the French Legion of Honour, and the Order was divided into different grades. It is now mainly used to decorate meritorious Danish citizens. On 10 October 1951 women became eligible for admission to the Order of Dannebrog.

And an order from England:
Order of the Garter (worn with the dark blue sash)

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Elephant Order: www.kongehuset.dk (information as well)
Dannebrog order:http://www.medals.org.uk/denmark/denmark002.htm
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As for us in Australia, we have the Order of Australia, established in 1975. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign of the Order, while each successive Governor-General is the Chancellor and Principle Companion of the Order. There are four grades of the order (although one is no longer awarded), and an associated medal. They are awarded in two divisions: the General division and the Military division, and rank in descending order:
Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia (AK/AD), although no additional awards at this level have occured since 1986, Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and the associated Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Here are pictures of various pieces of insignia. It should be noted that because that even when the grade of Knight/Dame was awarded, there was no Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order and therefore no corresponding sash, sash badge or collar. http://www.medals.org.uk/australia/australia004.htm
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Can someone post pics of Royals wearing the Order of the British Empire and the Order of the Bath. Do they have sashes and collars? Ive always wondered what the OBE sash looked like? Isnt the OB sash red?
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Princejohnny;

The insignia of Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB), and Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE), comprise of a Collar, breast star, shoulder sash and sash badge (suspended from the sash bow).

To my knowledge, there are no pictures of members of Royal families wearing the sash of the GBE, as it is such a junior order, the sash and sash badge of the most senior order is worn, unless with the collar, in which case, the sash and sash badge of the next order in the precedence is worn.

The broad riband (or the sash) of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath is indeed red/crimson. The riband of the Order of the British Empire is rose, with light grey edges in the civil division, and with an additional thin grey stripe down the centre for the military division.
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Are there pics of anyone wearing them. I have always wondered why the OBE isnt given out to all members of the royal familiy like the Scandinavians give out orders to all royals in the family.
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Because the MOst Escellent Order of the British Empire is a relatively modern order (established in 1917 by HM King George V), intended to recognise specific achievement by military and civilian persons in the exercise of their military of civil responsibilities. Whereas: the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle, Most Honourable Order of the Bath and the Royal Victorian Order, are far more frequently awarded to members of the Royal family in the discharge of their duties for and assistance of the Monarch. THe exception to this is when members of the Royal family are created Grand Masters of the orders of Knighthood (HRH The Prince of Wales is Grand Master of the Order of the Bath, HRH The Duke of Kent is Grand Master of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is Grand Master of the ORder of the British Empire and HRH The Duke of Gloucester is Grand Master of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
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I've noticed that Emperor Akihito is the only non-Christian monarch who is a Knight of the Garter; his ancestors also received the blue riband of the most exalted English order of chivlry. Are Emperors of Japan excepted from the general prohibition on awarding the Garter to non-Christians, which seems to exist since at least the 1920s? Other non-Christian monarchs usually get either Royal Victorian Chain or GCB.
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What orders do royals have?

perhaps we can specify which orders each royal has? i'm specially curious as to what refers to commoner princesses as i think it's quite interesting to see when they get new ones. some royal webpages make this information available, but most of them don't...

here are the norwegian orders for the crown princely couple.

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Norge
  • Storkors med kjede av St. Olavs Orden
  • Storkors av Den Norske Fortjenstordenen
  • Forsvarsmedaljen med laubærgren
  • Kongehusets 100 årsmedalje
  • Olav Vs Minnemedalje 30. januar 1991
  • Olav Vs jubileumsmedalje 1957-1982
  • Olav Vs 100 årsmedalje
  • Sjøforsvarets Vernedyktighetsmedalje
  • Norske Reserveoffiserers Forbunds hederstegn
  • Sjømilitære Samfunds fortjenstmedalje i gull
  • Oslo Militære Samfunns Hederstegn i gull
Bulgaria
  • Storkors av Stara Planina Ordenen
Danmark
  • Ridder av Elefantordenen
Estland
  • Storkors av Terra Mariana Orden
Finland
  • Storkors av Den Hvite Roses Orden
Italia
  • Storkors av den Italienske Fortjenstordenen
Japan
  • Storkors av Krysantemumsordenen
Jordan
  • Storkors av Al-Nahda Orden
Latvia
  • Storkors av Trestjerneordenen
Tyskland
  • Storkors av Den Tyske Fortjenstordenen
METTE MARIT

Norge
  • Storkors av St. Olavs Orden
  • Kongehusets 100 årsmedalje
  • Kong Olav Vs 100 årsmedalje
  • H.M. Kong Harald Vs Portrettnål
Bulgaria
  • Storkors av Stara Planina Ordenen
Estland
  • Storkors av Terra Mariana Orden
Italia
  • Storkors av den Italienske Fortjenstordenen
Japan
  • Storkors av den Kostbare Krones Orden
Polen
  • Storkors av Den Polske Republikks Fortjenstorden
Portugal
  • Storkors av Infante Dom Henriks Orden
Spania
  • Storkors av Isabella den Katolskes Orden
Sverige
  • Storkors av Den Kongelige Nordstjerneordenen
danish orders for the crown princes

FREDERIK
Ridder af Elefantordenen (R.E.),
Storkommandør (S.Kmd.),
Dannebrogordenens Hæderstegn (D.Ht.),
Erindringsmedaljen i anledning af 50-års dagen for Hendes Majestæt Dronning Ingrids ankomst til Danmark (Dr.I.E.M.),
Reserveofficersforeningen i Danmarks Hæderstegn (ROHT),
Erindringsmedaljen i anledning af H.M. Dronning Margrethe og H.K.H. Prins Henriks Sølvbryllup (S.E.m.),
Erindringsmedaljen i anledning af H.M. Dronning Margrethe II's 25 års regeringsjubilæum (R.E.m.),
Dansk Militært Idrætsforbunds Hæderstegn (D.M.I.H.),
Mindemedaljen i anledning af hundredårsdagen for Kong Frederik IX's fødsel (M.M.11. marts 1899-1999),
Den Kongelige Belønningsmedalje med krone og inskriptionen EXPEDITION SIRIUS 2000 (B.M.2*.m.Inskrip.),
Dronning Ingrids Mindemedalje (Dr.I.M.M.),
Grønlands Landstings fortjenstmedalje Nersornaat i guld (Grøn.Hjst.M.1.).

Udenlandske Ordener:

Fortjenstordenen, Storkors, Italien (It.F.1.),
Adolph af Nassaus civile og militære Fortjenstorden, Storkors, Luxembourg (N.A.1.),
Ojaswi Rajanya Orden, Storkors, Nepal (Nep.Oja.Raj.1),
Serafimerorden, Sverige (S.Sph.),
St. Olavs Orden, Storkors, Norge (N.St.0.1.),
Hvide Roses Orden, Storkors, Finland (Fi.H.R.1.),
Terra Mariana Orden, Storkors, Estland (Est.T.M.1.),
De Tre Stjerners Orden, Storkors, Letland (Letland Le.S.1.),
Leopolds Orden, Storkors, Belgien (B.L.1.),
Den Islandske Falkeorden,
(N.A.1.),
Ojaswi Rajanya Orden, Storkors, Nepal (Nep.Oja.Raj.1),
Serafimerorden, Sverige (S.Sph.),
St. Olavs Orden, Storkors, Norge (N.St.0.1.),
Hvide Roses Orden, Storkors, Finland (Fi.H.R.1.),
Terra Mariana Orden, Storkors, Estland (Est.T.M.1.),
De Tre Stjerners Orden, Storkors, Letland (Letland Le.S.1.),
Leopolds Orden, Storkors, Belgien (B.L.1.),
Den Islandske Falkeorden,
Storkors (I.F.1.),
Den jordanske Renaissance Orden, Storkors (Jo.Re.1.),
Krysantemum Orden, Japan (J.Krys),
Sydkorsorden, Storkors, Brasilien (Br.S.K.1.),
Rio Branco Orden, Storkors, Brasilien (Br.R.B.1.),
Chula Chom Klao Orden, Storkors, Thailand (S.C.K.1),
Forbundsrepubliken Tysklands Fortjenstorden, Storkors (Ty.F.R.F.1),
Stjerne Orden: Storkors, Rumænien (R.Stj.O.1.),
Stara Planina Orden, 1. kl., Bulgarien (Bu.S.P.1.).



MARY

Dansk dekoration:
Forkortelse i parentes svarer til de i Hof- og Statskalenderen anførte.
Ridder af Elefantordenen (R.E.)

Udenlandske ordener:

St. Olavs Orden, Storkors, Norge (No.St.0.1.),
Stara Planina Orden, 1. kl., Bulgarien (Bu.S.P.1.).
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The foreign orders are not mentioned online:

His Royal Highness Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg;
The Prince of Orange (since April 30th 1980);

27 April 1967
Knight Grand Cross in the House Order of Orange
(granted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands)

30 April 1980:
Knight in the Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau
(granted by HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg)

30 April 1980:
Investiture Medal
(granted by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

27 April 1985:
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Netherlands Lion
(granted by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

25 October 1995:
Knight in The Most Venerable Order of Our Lady of 's-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc)
(granted by the Chapter of the Order of Our Lady)

8 June 1996:
Knight in The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
(granted by the Netherlands Chapter of the Order of Saint John)

6 December 2001:
Officer's Cross for 15 years of service in the Armed Forces
(granted by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

2 February 2002:
Wedding Medal
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thank you so much, henri. which orders does maxima have?
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thank you so much, henri. which orders does maxima have?
From the Dutch/Luxembourgian Orders, I suppose:

02-02-2002
Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Netherlands Lion
(granted by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

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02-02-2002
Dame in the Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau*
(granted by HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg)

02-02-2002
Wedding Medal
(granted by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

*= This Order belongs to both the House of Orange-Nassau and the House of Nassau with the Queen and the Grand Duke as joint Grandmasters.
The Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, bestows this order to children of the Luxembourgian Sovereign when they become 18 years old.
The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau, bestows this order to children of the Netherlands Sovereign when they become 18 years old.
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(granted by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Stupid question but what is a Wedding Medal?
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Stupid question but what is a Wedding Medal?
It is a just remembrance medal and can be given in bronze, silver and gold, depending on rank or involvement in the wedding proceedings.

So the seamstress making the robes or a soldier standing guard received a bronze one.
A Mistress of the Robes, a Chamberlain or an aide-de-camp received a silver one.
Someone like The Prince of Wales received a golden one.
You have to think more or less in that line.

Wedding Medal 1901

Wedding Medal 1937

Wedding Medal 1966

Wedding Medal 2002
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Honours and Decorations

Here is a link that will be of interest to those who have an interest in the honours systems of both Great Britain & the various British Commonwealth member states; British Medals Forum :: Index .

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Honours and decorations are very interesting, especially the complex system in the United Kingdom, I don't think other Commonwealth systems are just as interesting due to their lack of regalia, as far as I am aware only the Order of New Zealand has a Sash which is quite dissapointing considering the wide and varied selection of sashes, stars, bows and medals that Royals can were in the UK.
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The 'Order of New Zealand' is actually a neck badge.There are some people over here who reckon that the 'Order of New Zealand' & the 'New Zealand Order of Merit' are fit for being abolished.

We used to have people being appointed to the ranks of the various Imperial British orders,such as the Order of the British Empire.I know someone who is a recipient of an M.B.E. (Civil Division),& I knew someone that was a recipient of an O.B.E. (Military Division).

It goes to show what happens when corrupt politicians don't bother consulting the people.

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Please forgive my inaccuracy, can you explain the orange sash worn by The Queen in her official New Zealand Portrait
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It looks orange,but it is actually red.It is the 'New Zealand Order of Merit' insignia that she is wearing.I prefer the portrait where she is wearing the insignia of the Order of the Garter.

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