- Order of the Crown (Netherlands)
Order of the Crown
Cross of honour of the Order of the Crown Awarded by Queen of the Netherlands Type House Order Motto JE MAINTIENDRAI Eligibility Foreigners Awarded for Special service to the Dutch Sovereign or Royal House Status Currently constituted Sovereign Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Grades (w/ post-nominals) Cross for Loyalty and Merit in gold and silver Established 30 November 1969 Precedence Next (higher) Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau Next (lower) Honorable Mention,
Same Order of the House of Orange,
Order for Loyalty and Merit
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown
- For other versions of this award, see "Order of the Crown"
The Order of the Crown (Dutch: Kroonorde) is a house order of the Dutch Royal House of Orange-Nassau. The order came into being as a result of Queen Juliana's reorganization of The House Order of Orange (Huisorde van Oranje) in 1969. The 18 classes of the House order were no longer felt to be appropriate in the ever more egalitarian Dutch society of the '60s. The Order was divided into five subdivisions. As a house order it is not subject to ministerial responsibility or influence, but is awarded at the discretion of the Dutch monarch alone.
The Order of the Crown is intended for "foreigners who have rendered special service to the Dutch King or his House". The present queen has instituted a silver medal to commemorate state visits.
The Order of the Crown has five grades and three medals. This allows the Dutch monarch to dispense the decorations according to rank during state visits.
- Grand Cross (Grootkruis) - badge may be worn on a sash on the right shoulder, plus an 8-pointed star on the left chest;
- Grand Honorary Cross with Star (Groot erekruis met Plaque) - wears the badge on a necklet, plus a 4-pointed star on the left chest;
- Grand Honorary Cross (Groot erekruis) - wears the badge on a necklet;
- Honorary Cross with Rosette (Erekruis met Rozette) - wears the badge on a ribbon with a rosette on the left chest;
- Honorary Cross (Erekruis) - wears the badge on a ribbon on the left chest;
- Medals in Gold, Silver and Bronze (Medaille in goud, zilver en brons) - wears the medal on a ribbon on the left chest.
- ^ Article 13 of the statute.
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