Royal Family Order of King George V

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The Royal Family Order of King George V of the United Kingdom
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Awarded by King George V (Personally and Privately)
Type Royal Family Order
Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure
Status Not awarded since the death of George V
Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II
Established 1910

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

Queen Elizabeth II is the only surviving member of the Order.


The ribbon of King George V's Royal Family Order has a pale blue colour.1

List of known recipients

Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Royal Family Order of King George V (below that of King George VI).
Title of recipient when bestowed Life Notes
HM The Queen 1867–1953 née Princess Mary of Teck
HRH The Duchess of York 1900–2002 née Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
HRH Princess Elizabeth of York 1926– Later Queen Elizabeth II
HRH Princess Margaret of York 1930–2002 Later Countess of Snowdon
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester 1901–2004 née Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott
HRH The Duchess of Kent 1906–1968 née Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
HRH The Princess Mary 1897–1965 Later Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood
HRH The Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife 1867–1931
HRH Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife 1891–1959 née Lady Alexandra Duff; later Princess Arthur of Connaught
HRH The Princess Victoria 1868–1935
HRH Princess Alexander of Teck 1883–1981 née Princess Alice of Albany; later Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
HRH Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein 1846–1923 Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein until 1917
HRH The Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll 1849–1939 Marchioness of Lorne from 1871 to 1900
HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg 1857–1944 Princess Henry of Battenberg until 1917, then HRH The Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom


  1. ^ Retrieved 3rd June 2012.

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