Ceremony for making someone a Bearer of the

queen's cypher

 

 

 

Herald:  Now let _____________________________ come before Her Royal Majesty.

 

Queen:  Says personal words about the person's Special Service to the Queen, before or after the scroll is read.

 

Herald:  Reads the scroll or the text below:

 

______________, Queen of the Outlands, to all and singular sends Greetings and Due Commendations.  Whereas, ____________ has given me the courtesy of [his/her] special service during this reign, I am minded to make [him/her] a Bearer of the Queen's Cypher, that all may know of <TITLE> __________'s devotion to [his/her] Queen.

By my hand this ____ day of _______, Anno Societatis _____, being ______ Gregorian.

____________, Queen

 

Queen:  Presents the recipient with her cypher (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.