The Royal Victorian Order (French: Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the order's Sovereign, the reigning monarch of the Commonwealth realms, any members of their family, or any of their viceroys. Established in 1896, the order's chapel is the Savoy Chapel, its official day is 20 June, and its motto is Victoria, alluding to the society's founder, Queen Victoria. There are no limits on the number of inductees, and admission remains the personal gift of the monarch, with each of the organisation's five hierarchical grades and one medal with three levels representing different levels of service. While all members receive the ability to use the prescribed styles of the order— the top two levels grant titles of knighthood, and all accord distinct post-nominal letters— the Royal Victorian Order's precedence amongst other honours differs from realm to realm, and admission to some grades may be barred by government policy. Though similarly named, the Royal Victorian Order is not related to the Royal Victorian Chain.
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... As the Royal Victorian Order is open to the citizens of sixteen different countries, each with their own system of orders, decorations, and medals, the RVO's place of precedence varies from country to ... Some are as follows Country Preceding RVO grade Following Australia Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia Knight/Dame Grand Cross Companion of the Order of ...
... The order in which they follow an individual's name is the same as the order of precedence for the wearing of order insignias, decorations, and medals, as laid out by the Department of ... decorations VC Victoria Cross CV Cross of Valour National orders OM Order of Merit CC Companion of the Order of Canada OC Officer of the Order of Canada CM Member of the Order of Canada GCVO ... John of Jerusalem CStJ Commander of the Order of the Hospital of St ...
... He was made a Companion of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1906, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1922 and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal ...
... Companions of orders Companions of the Order of the Bath Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order Commanders of the Order of the British Empire Wives of ...
... Honour Post-nominal letters Member of the Order of Merit OM Companion of the Order of Canada CC Officer of the Order of Canada OC Member of the Order of Canada CM Commander of the Order ...
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