Ceremony for making someone a Bearer of the

Cordon Royale

 

 

Herald:  Now let _____________________________ come before His Royal Majesty.

 

King:  Says personal words (before or after the scroll is read) about the person's Special Service to the King.

 

Herald:  Reads the scroll or the text below:

 

_____________, by right of arms, King of the Outlands, to all nobles and gentles unto whom these letters may come, Greetings.

Know ye that We perceive it to be becoming to Our Royal Majesty that We should exalt with singular honors those who show themselves constant in Our service, especially in those things which proceed from Our mere prerogative and liberal grace.

Hence it is that We name ___________ as a Bearer of the Cordon Royale, as a sign of Our favor, and in appreciation for [his/her] dedicated labors throughout Our Reign.

Done by Our hand this _____ day of __________, Anno Societatis _____, being _______ Gregorian.

______________, King

 

 

King:  Presents the recipient with his cordon (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.