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The Queen's Commonwealth Orders & Decorations


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For those interested in the orders and decorations of the Commonwealth, the British Monarchy website has put up an interesting "micro section" with images of those held by H.M. The Queen, either as soveregn of various orders concerned or received by her from other Commonwealth heads of state.

Please follow the link to

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/queenandcommonwealth/MicroSection.asp?themeid=946

While the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand awards are familiar, I have not seen images of several of the other orders before. The two Maltese decorations in particular - Xirka Gieh ir-Repubblika and the National Order of Merit; the Nishan-i-Ghazi of the Maldives; the Dominica Award of Honour; the Order of the Solomon Islands, etc.

Enjoy

Cheers

James

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A fascinating collection alright, though I think I would class a number of the awards as "interesting" rather than "beuatiful". I won't offend anyone by naming names! [i think I may be a closet art snob. :( ]

James,

Many thanks for posting this invaluable link it is a most useful research tool.

Paul

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Many thanks for posting this invaluable link it is a most useful research tool.

Paul

Yes! What he said!

Didn't mean to make light of this great reference source. I'll bookmark it for the next time I see Her Majesty on a state visit and ask myself "What on earth is she wearing round her neck/on her dress?"

Peter

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