Ceremony for admitting someone to the Order of the

Argent Hart

 

 

 

Herald:  Now let _____________________________ come before Their Royal Majesties.

 

Crown:  Says personal words (before or after the scroll is read) about the person's contribution to the Arts and Sciences of the Kingdom.

 

Herald:  Reads the scroll or the text below:

 

____________________ and ____________________, King and Queen of the Outlands, to all who come by these presents, Greetings.  It is Our prerogative to recognize those persons whose constant excellence in the practice and teaching of the Arts and Sciences has enriched Our Realm.  We do therefore take and admit ______________ to the Order of the Argent Hart that all may know of the esteem in which We hold [him/her].  We further grant [him/her] the right to bear the insignia of the Order, to wit:  Vert, a stag's head, erased and affronty, argent, collared and armed, within a bordure embattled Or.

To which We set Our hand this ____ day of __________, Anno Societatis _____, being ____ Gregorian.

____________, King     ____________, Queen

 

Crown:  Presents the recipient with medallion (which could be done while the scroll is being read), and makes further comments, if any.

 

Herald:  For __________________, HIP, HIP...  (3 cheers)

                       

Recipient leaves the Royal Presence.