Commander of the Queen's Grace

From Kingdom of Atenveldt
Heraldry
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"Badge for Commander of the Queen's Grace" by Anita Challis, is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Award Information
Blazon: A knotted cord of white and blue strands with (or without) gold strands
Type: Armigerous
Founded: September 2, 1995 by Trelon and Varia
Premiere(s): Deaton Claymore
Recipients: People with this award

The Commander is given to those who already have a Queen’s Grace and whose conduct The Queen feels continues to be the best example of the ideals of courtliness and gentility in the Current Middle Ages. This is a very special award as only one may be given out per reign, so The Queen puts a lot of thought into her choice.  The award includes a Grant of Arms and has a higher precedence than the Queen’s Grace.

Token/Regalia

A cord of knotted white and blue strands with (or without) gold strands. This insignia must by longer than the Companion’s original Queen’s Grace and worn on the left shoulder with the original award.

Titles

Confers a Grant of Arms which bestows the title of "Honorable Lord/Lady". Individuals are addressed as "Your Lordship / Ladyship".

Order of Precedence

This award is armigerous and takes precedence after the Lions of Atenveldt and before simple grants of arms. The Commander has a higher precedence than the Queen's Grace.

Charter

In Anno Societatis Thirty, in the Reign of Trelon and Varia, there was created an award known as the Order of the Commanders of the Queen’s Grace. In Anno Societatis Fifty-Three, in order to clarify the insignia and precedence of the award, Ivan II and Ian’ka II amended the charter. Deaton Claymore was created Premier of this Order on September 2, 1995.

  1. There shall exist in the Kingdom of Atenveldt an award, known as the Order of the Commanders of the Queen’s Grace, which may be given by the Queen to those persons who are Companions of the Order of the Queen’s Grace and whose conduct she feels continues to be the best example of the ideals of courtliness and gentility in the Current Middle Ages.
  2. Companionship in the Order requires that the recipient already be a Companion in the Order of the Queen’s Grace.
  3. Only one person shall be admitted to the order each reign.
  4. The members of the order shall be styled Commanders of the Queen’s Grace and shall be entitled to place the initials C.Q.G.C. after their name.
  5. The insignia of the order shall take the form of a cord of KNOTTED white and blue strands with (or without) gold strands. This insignia must by longer than the companion’s original Queen’s Grace and worn on the left shoulder with the original award.
  6. Companionship in the Order shall carry a Grant of Arms.
  7. Companions of the Order shall take precedence after the Lions of Atenveldt and before simple Grants of Arms
  8. Amendments to this charter shall be made by the Crown of Atenveldt.
  9. The Principal of the order shall be the Queen, the Protector of the order shall be the King.
  10. The membership in the order of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed.

25th August, 2018

Ivan, King Ian’ka, Queen

Seamus, Aten Principal Herald