Queen's Order of Courtesy

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Heraldry
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QoC token
Award Information
Type: Order of Honor
Founded: 10/99/1974 by Cariadoc II and Diana II
Premiere(s): Elspeth of Morven and Jehan de la Marche
Recipients: Companions of the Queen's Order of Courtesy

The Queen's Order of Courtesy may be awarded by the Queen to such gentles as She deems worthy by reason of their consistently exemplary courtesy to gentles of all ranks in the East Kingdom and the Society at large. The Order was established October 19 A.S. 9, 1974, by Cariadoc II and Diana II.

The Companions of the Order will be bound, insofar as they are able, to maintain the standard of courtesy which entitled them to induction into the Order. The Queen may call upon the Companions of the Order for assistance with their aid or advice in encouraging courteous behavior or concerning nominations to this Order, as She sees fit. The Companions will be bound to assist Her to the best of their ability when called upon in this fashion.

Token/Regalia

A white right-hand glove (although left-hand gloves have reportedly been bestowed by left-handed queens). Upon the glove is a blue and gold Tudor rose (i.e. a blue heraldic rose superimposed by a smaller gold one).


Awards of the East Kingdom
Society Awards: Award of Arms, Grant of Arms, Court Barony, Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense, Royal Peerage, Rose

Armigerous Orders: Silver Rapier, Silver Tyger, Silver Brooch, Apollo's Arrow, Silver Wheel, Silver Mantle
Orders of High Merit: Golden Lance, Golden Mantle, Golden Rapier, Maunche, Sagittarius, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combattant
Orders of Honor: Gawain, King's Order of Excellence, Queen's Order of Courtesy, Tyger's Cub, Terpsichore, Troubadours, Tyger of the East, Order of Gilder
Other Awards: Burdened Tyger, Augmentation of Arms, Blue Tyger Legion, Company of the Pennon of the East, Golden Lyre, King's Cypher, King's Award of Esteem, Order of Valor of the East, Queen's Cypher, Queen's Award of Esteem, Company of Fellowship
Closed: Artemis, Fatima, Guardsman, Pheon
Other Information: Customs & Traditions