King Charles honours Royal Navy personnel

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Photographer: Petty Officer Joel Rouse - UK MOD Crown Copyright 2023

His Majesty The King presented Royal Victorian Order honours to around 150 Royal Naval personnel at Windsor Castle this week.

The King presented the honours to the Royal Navy personnel who took part in Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Processions as part of a special parade and medal presentation on Tuesday, 30th May 2023.

The service personnel recognised by His Majesty for their role included over 100 Naval Ratings who drew the State Gun Carriage, bearing Her late Majesty’s coffin, during the Funeral Processions in London on 19th September 2022.

The Royal Navy personnel were appointed to the Royal Victorian Order by The King in March 2023 as part of the demise honours list, which is usually published following the death of the Monarch to recognise those who have provided personal service to the Sovereign.

Photographer: Petty Officer Joel Rouse – UK MOD Crown Copyright 2023

The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch.

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