Royal Family Order of Elizabeth II
Badge
Awarded by
Queen Elizabeth II
TypeRoyal Family Order
RibbonChartreuse yellow
EligibilityFemale members of the British royal family
CriteriaAt Her Majesty's pleasure
StatusExtant

Ribbon of the order

The Royal Family Order of 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 and previously by her predecessor as Mistress of the Robes, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.[citation needed]

Appearance

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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

Deceased

Living

Gallery

See also

References

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