Order of the Druk Gyalpo
Awarded by  Bhutan
TypeOrder
Awarded fordistinguished services to Bhutanese nation or people
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
GradesFirst Class
Second Class
Precedence
Next (higher)None
Next (lower)Order of Great Victory of the Thunder Dragon

Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of the Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) is the highest decoration of the Kingdom of Bhutan, awarded in recognition of a lifetime of service to the people and Kingdom of Bhutan. Existing in two categories, it is the pinnacle of the honor system in Bhutan and takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. Consisting of two Classes manufactured in sterling silver, the First Class comprises a Breast Star and Sash Badge while the Second Class has only a Sash and Badge.

History

It was founded on 7 November 2008 by the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to reward those who have devoted a lifetime of service to the nation and people of Bhutan.

Grades

The order has two grades :

Insignia

General display

The general display of the order depends on the recipient's dress.

In national Bhutanese dress :

The Bhutanese emblem
The Bhutanese emblem

In European dress or uniform :

Details

The 80mm star consists of a large ornate gold plated back plate with an enameled border centrepiece in orange enamel, and a red enameled center with the Royal Symbol in gold.

The 60mm detachable badge bears the same design as the breast star, with a top suspension device for attaching to the sash.

The ribbon is orange with large white and darker orange border stripes.

Notable recipients

References

  1. ^ a b bhutan2008.bt, Photo of recipients
  2. ^ www.kuenselonline.com