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Lets see if we can find out which Royal received the most Medals, Orders and Decorations.

Queen Elizabeth II From the UK - 143

Emperor Haile Selassie from Ethiopia - 116

Prince Bernhard from the Netherlands - 78

Queen Juliana from the Netherlands - 58

Queen Margrethe of Denmark - 55

Queen - Beatrix from the Netherlands - 46

King Harald V from Norway - 42

King Carl XVI Gustaf from Sweden - 27

King Juan Carlos I from Spain - 21

Prince Alexander from the Netherlands - 11

Who can add a Royal !

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Let me get the lists for Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagajit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, and for Lieutenant-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh Mahendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Patiala. I suspect they can top these! Here is Bhupinder Singh in his phaleristic prime:

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Please, don't forget Brezhnev, Kim il-Sung and Tito...

And, BTW, Montgomery and de Gaulle were not bad either...

Ch.

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Yesterday I found the complete list of Queen elizabeth's ODMs. Today I can't find it to save my life!! :speechless:

:unsure: Doc

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Herr General,

Thanks!!! HM Queen Elizabeth II has 143 Orders, Decorations and Medals. :speechless1:

:beer: Doc

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This Queen and Emperor Haile Selassie where added to the list!

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Let me get the lists for Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagajit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, and for Lieutenant-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh Mahendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Patiala. I suspect they can top these! Here is Bhupinder Singh in his phaleristic prime:

I imagine they had a bit of a problem engraving their names on the rim :lol:

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I imagine they had a bit of a problem engraving their names on the rim :lol:

Their titles tended to be left off by the medal-namers in Calcutta.

:rolleyes:

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A official pic of HM the King Juan Carlos I with the dress uniform of the Spanish Army

Credit: ? Agencia EFE

Neck: Golden Fleece

Sash of the Collar of the Order of Charles III

Breast, four plaques

Top: Grand Cross of the Order of Military Merit, white badge

Middle: Grand Cross of the Order Of Charles III. Grand Cross of the Order of Naval Merit, white badge

Bottom: Grand Cross of the Order of Aeronautical Merit, white badge

The red sash are for the general's

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Not to rain (or reign ;) ) on any parades, but I suspect quite a few princes of the German Empire, royal or not, dwarf most of those listed so far. Like Ed's example from India, you have to account for not only awards from various foreign states but also from the component states of their empires.

There is an entire book on Kaiser Wilhelm II's awards. If anyone has it he can probably do a count.

His son, Wilhelm Deutscher Kronprinz, had 46 decorations in the 1914 rank list:

  1. Prussia - Schwarzer-Adler-Orden mit der Kette
  2. Prussia - Roter-Adler-Orden, Gro?kreuz mit der Krone
  3. Prussia - Kronen-Orden I. Klasse
  4. Prussia - K?niglicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern Gro?komturkreuz
  5. Hohenzollern - F?rstlich Hohenzollernscher Hausorden Ehrenkreuz I. Klasse
  6. Anhalt - Gro?kreuz des Hausordens "Albrecht des B?ren"
  7. Baden - Hausorden der Treue
  8. Baden - Gro?kreuz des Ordens vom Z?hringer L?wen
  9. Bavaria - Haus-Ritter-Orden vom heiligen Hubertus
  10. Brunswick - Gro?kreuz des Hausordens Heinrich des L?wen
  11. Hesse - Gro?kreuz des Ludewigs-Orden
  12. Mecklenburg Grand Duchies - Gro?kreuz des Hausordens der Wendischen Krone mit der Krone in Erz
  13. Oldenburg - Gro?kreuz des Haus- und Verdienstordens von Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig mit der goldenen Krone
  14. Saxony - Orden der Rautenkrone
  15. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach - Gro?kreuz des Gro?herzoglich S?chsischen Hausordens der Wachsamkeit oder vom Wei?en Falken
  16. Saxon Duchies - Gro?kreuz des Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischen Hausordens
  17. W?rttemberg - Gro?kreuz des Ordens der W?rttembergischen Krone
  18. Belgium - Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold
  19. Bulgaria - Grand Cross of the Order of St. Alexander
  20. China - Order of the Double Dragon 1st Class 2nd Grade
  21. Denmark - Order of the Elephant
  22. Greece - Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer
  23. Great Britain - Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
  24. Great Britain - Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  25. Japan - Order of the Chrysanthemum
  26. Korea - Order of the Eight Trigrams 1st Class
  27. Italy - Order of the Annunziata
  28. Monaco - Grand Cross of the Order of St. Charles
  29. Montenegro - Grand Cross of the Order of Danilo
  30. Netherlands - Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion
  31. Norway - Commander's Cross 1st Class of the Order of St. Olaf with Chain
  32. Austria-Hungary - Grand Cross of the Order of St. Stephan
  33. Persia - Order of the Lion and Sun, Quds Order
  34. Portugal - Order of Christ and St. Benedict of Aviz (meaning he already had received the Military Order of Christ and the Military Order of Aviz
  35. Portugal - Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword with Chain
  36. Romania - Grand Cross of the Order of Carol I with Chain
  37. Romania - Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Romania
  38. Russia - Order of St. Andrew
  39. Sweden - Order of the Seraphim
  40. Serbia - Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
  41. Siam - Order of the Royal House of Chakri
  42. Spain - Order of the Golden Fleece
  43. Ottoman Empire - Ottoman House Order
  44. Ottoman Empire - Nishan-i-Imtiaz
  45. Ottoman Empire - Nishan-i-Iftikhar
  46. Ottoman Empire - Order of Osmania 1st Class with Brilliants
Note, however, that these are only orders and decorations. Service and commemorative medals, except the long service decorations, are not listed in the Prussian rank lists. Crown Prince Wilhelm also had the 1897 Centenary Medal and likely any number of jubilee and coronation medals.

During the war, he added a number of others. Those I know about include the Pour le M?rite, the Oakleaves to the Pour le M?rite, the Iron Cross 1st Class, the Iron Cross 2nd Class, the Grand Cross of the Baden Military Karl Friedrich Merit Order, the Grand Cross of the Saxon Military Order of St. Henry, the Grand Cross of the W?rttemberg Military Merit Order and I believe the Grand Cross of the Bavarian Military Order of Max Joseph. Presumably he received war decorations of most of the other German states and Central Powers allies as well.

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Grand Admiral Heinrich Prinz von Preu?en, the Kaiser's brother, had 49 orders and decorations in the 1914 naval rank list. Again, that doesn't include service, coronation and jubilee medals. In the February 1918, he had added another 12, including the Pour le M?rite, the Oakleaves to the Pour le M?rite, both classes of the Iron Cross, all three Hanseatic Crosses, and both classes of Oldenburg's Friedrich August Cross.

So that's 61 decorations, plus service medals, plus whatever came after February 1918.

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Hello

I think it is the former Emperor of Central Africa Jean-Bedel Bokassa :rolleyes:marechalbokassas.jpg.w300h358.jpg

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He is Jean-Bedel Bokassa.

Here are his orders and medals, as published in this site :

http://mysite.verizon.net/respzyir/jean-be...okassa/id1.html

D?corations Centrafricaines (Central African decorations):

- Grand Master O. Academic Palms,

- Grand Master O. Op?ration Bokassa, 1/12/1970,

- Grand Master O. M?rite Centrafricain 1/3/1966,

- Cdr O. M?rite industriel et artisanal 12/5/1967,

- M?daille d'Or du Travail 5/8/1966,

- Cdr O. M?rite Postal 5/8/1966,

- Cdr O. M?rite Agricole 26/4/1966,

- Grand Chancellor O. M?rite Centrafricain 1/3/1966,

- GrCr O. M?rite Centrafricain 12/2/1966,

- Etoile du M?rite Militaire 22/1/1966,

- Off O. M?rite Centrafricain 20/11/1963,

- Chev O. M?rite Centrafricain 28/11/1960,

- M?daille d'Or du Travail,

- M?daille Militaire

Decorations de l?Arm?e Fran?aise (Decorated militarily by the French):

- Chev L?gion d'Honneur ? titre militaire,

- O. M?rite Militaire,

- Croix du Combattant Volontaire de la R?sistance 28/4/1959,

- Croix du Combattant 1/2/1958,

- Off Etoile Noire du B?nin 29/4/1957,

- M?daille Militaire de l'Arm?e Fran?aise 21/12/1954,

- Croix de Guerre des Th??tres d'Op?rations Ext?rieures 23/11/1951,

- M?daille Coloniale avec Agrafe AFL,

- M?daille Coloniale avec Agrafe EO,

- M?daille Comm?morative du Combattant Indochine,

- M?daille Comm?morative de la Guerre 1939-1945,

- M?daille des Engag?s Volontaires pour la Guerre 1939-1945,

- M?daille de la France Libre en R?ponse ? l'Appel du 18 juin 1940

Decorations de Pays Amis (Decorated Abroad):

- GrCr L?gion d'Honneur (France)(before Feb. 1971),

- GrCr O. National du M?rite Tchadien (Chad)(before Feb. 1971),

- GrCr O. National de la Valeur Camerounaise (Cameroun) (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCr O. National de l'Etoile Equatoriale (Gabon) (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCr O. National du M?rite (Congo Brazzaville) (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCr O. National du L?opard (Congo, ex Za?re),

- GrCr O. National du M?rite Malgache (Madagascar) (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCll National O. Two Niles (Sudan) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen Soudanais ? vie et a re?u la cl? de la ville de Wad M?dani comme ville de r?sidence (Sudan) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Champs-sur-Marne (France) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Fort-Archambault (Chad) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Libreville et a re?u la cl? de cette ville (Gabon) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Pointe-Noire (Popular Republic of Congo) (before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Louqsor et a re?u la cl? de cette ville (Egypt) (before Feb. 1971),

- Marin d?Honneur de la flotte de S?bastopol (USSR) (before Feb. 1971)

- Citoyen d?Honneur de la ville de Ta?peh et a re?u la cl? de cette ville (Taiwan-Republic of China) (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCollar O. Nile (Egypt)(before Feb. 1971),

- GrCd O. Brilliant Jade (Taiwan-Republic of China) (before Feb. 1971),

- 1st cl Star of the Socialist Republic of Romania (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCd O. George I (Greece) (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCd & GrCr O. Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia),

- GrCdr O. Federal Republic of Nigeria (before Feb. 1971),

- GrCr O. National du M?rite Ivoirien (C?te d'Ivoire) 28/2/1971,

- GrCd O. Pioneers (Liberia) (before Feb. 1971),

- Cdr O. Istiqlal (Tunisia) (before Feb. 1971),

- Medal of Cdr M?rite Agricole de la C?te d'Ivoire 3/1971,

- M?daille d'Honneur de la Police Fran?aise (France)(before Feb. 1971),

- Citoyen d'Honneur de la Ville de Montmorency 3/3/1975,

- Grand Ma?tre d'Honneur & Chev O. Confr?rie Internationale de la Philat?lie (before Feb. 1971)

If I exclude all "fantasy" medals, and keep only one grade by order, it gives 40 awards for Bokassa.

Ch.

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King BAUDOUIN of Belgium 1930-1993

1. D?cor? de la Classe Sp?ciale de la Grand Croix de l'Ordre du M?rite de la R?publique F?d?rale d'Allemagne,

2. Collier du Roi Abdul Aziz de Arabie Saoudite, Collier de l'Ordre du Lib?rateur d'Argentine,

3. Grand ?toile de la D?coration d'Honneur pour Services rendus ? la R?publique d'Autriche,

4. D?cor? de l'Ordre du M?rite de Bavi?re,

5. Grand Croix de l'Ordre National de la Croix du Sud de Br?sil,

6. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Karyenda de Burundi,

7. Grand Croix de l'Ordre Royal du Cambodge,

8. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de la Valeur du Cameroun,

9. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du M?rite Centralafricain,

10. Collier de l'Ordre du M?rite du Chile,

11. Grand Croix Extraordinaire de l'Ordre de Boyaca de Colombie,

12. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Croissant Vert des Comores,

13. Grand Croix de l'Ibiscus de Cor?e,

14. Grand Croix de l'Ordre National de la C?te-d'Ivoire,

15. Chevalier de l'Ordre de l'?lephant de Danemark,

16. Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Toison d'Or,

17. Grand Collier de l'Ordre de Charles III

18.Grand Collier de l'Ordre Royal d'Isabelle la Catholique d'Espagne,

19. Collier de l'Ordre du Sceau de Salomon d'?thiopie,

20. Collier de l'Ordre de la Rose Blanche de Finlande,

21. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de la L?gion d'Honneur de France,

22. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de l'?toile Equatoriale de Gabon,

23. Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Jarreti?re de Grande-Bretagne,

24. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Sauveur de Gr?ce,

25. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de la R?publique de Haute-Volta,

26. D?cor? de l'Ordre Adipurna de la R?publique d'Indon?sie,

27. Collier de l'Ordre de Pahlavi d'Iran,

28. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Faucon d'Islande,

29. Grand Croix de l'Ordre "Al Merito della Republica Italiana",

30. Collier de l'Ordre Supr?me du Chrysanth?me de Japon,

31. Grand Croix Extraordinaire de l'Ordre du M?rite Libanais,

32. Grand Croix du "Most Venerable Order of Knighthood of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia",

33. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Lion d'Or de la Maison de Nassau de Luxembourg,

34. Bailli Grand Croix d'Honneur et de D?votion de l'Ordre Souverain et Militaire de Malte,

35. Grand Collier de l'Ordre El Ouissam El Mohammadi

36. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de Ouissam El Arch de Maroc,

37. Collier de l'Ordre de l'Aigle Azt?que de Mexique,

38. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de Saint-Charles de Monaco,

39. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Lion N?erlandais,

40. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de Ruben Dario du Nicaragua,

41. Grand Croix de l'Ordre National du Niger,

42. Collier de l'Ordre de Saint-Olaf de Norv?ge,

43. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Soleil avec Brilliants de P?rou,

44. Grand Collier de l'Ordre du M?rite de Pologne,

45. Grand Collier de l'Ordre de l'Infante Dom Henrique

46. Grand Croix des Trois Ordres Militaires du Portugal,

47. Premi?re Classe de l'Ordre de la R?publique Socialiste de Roumanie,

48. Grand Croix de l'Ordre National du Rwanda,

49. Grand Croix de l'Ordre ?questre de Saint-Marin,

50. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de l'Ind?pendance Tunisienne,

51. Collier de l'Ordre ?questre du Saint-S?pulcre de J?rusalem

52. Collier de l'Ordre Supr?me du Christ du Saint-Si?ge,

53. Collier de l'Ordre de la Tr?s Sainte Annonciade de la Maison de Savoie,

54. Grand Croix de l'Ordre National du S?n?gal,

55. M?daille d'Honneur de la R?publique D?mocratique du Soudan,

56. Collier de l'Ordre des S?raphins de Su?de,

57 Collier de l'Ordre "The Auspicious Order of Rajamitrabhorn"

58. Grand Croix de l'Ordre de la Maison Royale du Chakri de Tha?lande,

59. Collier de l'Ordre du Lib?ratuer de Venezuela,

60. D?cor? de l'Ordre de la Grande ?toile Yougoslave,

61. Grand Croix de l'Ordre du L?opard du Za?re,

62. Grandmaster order of Leopold

63. Grandmaster order of the Star of Africa

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More about the King Juan Carlos I

TITLES

The following long titulary in the feudal style was the last used officially in 1836 by Isabella II of Spain

Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, King of Castile, King of Leon, King of Aragon, King of the Two Sicilies, King of Jerusalem, King of Navarre, King of Granada, King of Toledo, King of Valencia, King of Galicia, King of Sardinia, King of Cordoba, King of Corsica, King of Murcia, King of Jaen, King of Algarve, King of Algeciras, King of Gibraltar, King of the Canary Islands, King of the Spanish East and West Indies and of the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea

Archduke of Austria

Duke of Burgundy, Duke of Brabant, Duke of Milan, Duke of Athens and Neopatria

Count of Habsburg, Count of Flanders, Count of Tyrol, Count of Roussillon, Count of Barcelona

Lord of Biscay, Lord of Molina

Captain General of the Royal Armed Forces and its Supreme Commander

Sovereign and Grand Master of the Order of the Golden Fleece

Grand Master of the Royal and Distinguished Order of Charles III

Grand Master of the Order of Isabella the Catholic

Grand Master of the Royal Order of Isabelle, the Catholic (Spain)

Grand Master of the Royal & Military Order of St. Hermenegildo (Spain)

Grand Master of the Royal and Military Order of St. Fernando (Spain)

Master of the Order of Maria Luisa (Spain), Grand Master of other Military Orders

Grand Master of the Order of the Noble Dames of Mar?a-Luisa

Grand Master of the Order of Alphonse X the Wise

Grand Master of the Military Orders of Montesa, Alc?ntara, Calatrava y Santiago

Grand Master of the all the Spanish Royal Orders:

- Order of the Merit Agricola

- Civil Order of Merit

- Civil Order of Health

- Order of the Cross of St. Raymond of Pe?afort

- Order of Merit Sportif

Grand Cross of the Order of Military Merit

Grand Cross of the Order of Naval Merit

Grand Cross of the Order of Aeronautical Merit

Grand Cross of the Order of Military Merit

He has visited moer of 100 countries and received the first national decorations worlwide. Some examples

Knight of the Order of the Anunciada (Italy)

Knight of the Order of the Garter and of the Order of the British Empire (United Kingdom) Knight of the The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav (Norway)

Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim (Sweden)

Bailio Grand Cross of Justice with Necklace of the Order of Constantino and George of Greece.

Bailio Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan

Grand Necklace of the Dynasty of Reza of Iran

Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour

Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit.

Order of L?opold (Belgium)

Order of Dannebrog (Denmark)

Order of the Netherland Lion (Netherland)

Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Morocco)

Order of St. Olav (Norway)

Order of Mono (Togo)

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The present members of the Order are, in order of their appointment

1. H.M. the King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1941 (Chief and Sovereign).

2. H.R.H. Charles of Borbon-Two Sicilies, Infant of Spain, Duke of Calabria, 1964.

3. H.M. Constantine II King of Hellenes, 1964.

4. H.R.H. Felipe de Borb?n, Prince of Asturias, 1981.

5. H.R.H. Jean Grand Duke of Luxembourg, 1983.

6. H.M. Beatrix Queen of the Netherlands, 1985.

7. H.M. Marguerite II Queen of Denmark, 1985.

8. H.M. the King Carl-Gustaf King of Sweden, 1983.

9. H.M.I. the Emperor Aki-Hito of Japan, 1985.

10. H.M. Elisabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1988.

11. H.M. Albert II King of the Belgians, 1994.

12. H.M. Harald V King of Norway, 1995.

13. H.M. Simeon of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, 2004.

14. H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 2006.

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If I'm correct, the emperor of Japan lost his Order of the Golden fleece at his hotelroom, almost the same day!!

And when they returned, it was lost and never again recovered....

Thus he's a knight of the golden fleece without the insignia.....

After deceasal of the member, its insignia will have to be returned and will be awarded to a new knight.

Kind regards,

Jacky

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I've already asked this in the South East Asia section, but does anyone knowns which awards Queen Sirikit of Thailand has?

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