Royal Family Order of George VI
Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Royal Family Order of George VI (above that of George V)
Awarded by
King George VI
TypeRoyal Family Order
RibbonRose pink
EligibilityFemale members of the British royal family
Awarded forAt His Majesty's pleasure
StatusNot awarded since the death of George VI

Ribbon of the Order

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

Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy is the last surviving member after the death of Elizabeth II in 2022.

Appearance

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

It was provided in two different sizes: the largest version was bestowed on the King's wife and mother, and size two to the other recipients. The first examples were presented two days before the 1937 Coronation, at a family luncheon.[2]

List of known recipients

Size 1:[2]

Size 2:[2]

See also

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. ^ a b c d e Risk, James (2001). Royal Service Volume II (first ed.). London: Third Millennium. pp. 13–46. ISBN 1903942047.
  3. ^ Photograph at National Portrait Gallery.
  4. ^ Photograph at National Portrait Gallery.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 2008. Debrett's. 2008. p. 97. ISBN 9781870520805.