Monday, 9 October 2017

Royals in Medals Update: The Wessexes (Again)

The main 'Royals in Medals' page for the Earl and Countess of Wessex is here.

As the Wessexes are currently the Queen's go-to couple for foreign engagements, they are picking up several foreign commemoratives that may prove tricky to identify in future - though most will only have permission to wear at functions relating to appropriate nation.

We have already covered one such, which turned out to be either commemorative for enthronement  of Prince Albert of Monaco in  2005, or his July 2011 wedding.

Another appears to have been awarded to both the Earl and Countess last week, when they attended the celebrations of the Sultan of Brunei's Golden Jubilee. 

The Earl attended the Silver Jubilee ceremonies 25 years ago, and wears the Silver Jubilee Medal at the end of his rack.  As some stage (which I missed), he was also awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration, as was the Countess.

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