Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Middle Kingdom Order of the Laurel Wording

Special Note: If the recipient already has arms by Letters Patent (i.e. is a member of the order of the Pelican, Chivalry or in some cases the Rose or Royal Peerage) omit the heraldic confirmation in parentheses.

All Gentles and Nobles know by these presents that we (name of Sovereign), King (Queen) by right of arms of the Middle Kingdom, and (name of Consort), our Queen (King), in consideration of the skills, excellence, and expertise in the arts and sciences that (name of recipient) has displayed, most especially in the (art)(science) of (specific mentions), and the generosity of spirit with which he/she has shared it with our Society, are minded to create (name of recipient) a Companion of the Order of the Laurel, to be in all places numbered a Peer of our Realm, with all of the rights, privileges, insignia, precedence and responsibilities thereto ap pertaining. (And furthermore do we confirm upon him/her by Letters Patent the right to bear (heraldic description of registered arms or “arms as duly registered with the College of Arms of the Society”).) Done by our hands this __ day of ___, Anno Societatis (A.S.) __, in our (location of event).

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