Order of the Crown of India Replica
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The Imperial Order of the Crown of India was an order in the British honours system.  The Order was established by Queen Victoria in 1878 when she became Empress of India.  The Order is open to women only and no additional appointments have been made since Partition of India in 1947.  The Order was limited to British princesses, wives or female relatives of Indian princes.

Members of the Oder could use the post nominal letters “CI” but did not acquire any special precedence or status due to it.  They were entitled to wear the badge of the Order, which included Queen Victoria’s Imperial Cypher, VRI (Victoria Regina Imperatrix). The letters were set in diamonds, pearls and turquoises and were together surrounded by a border of pearls surmounted by a figure the Imperial Crown. The badge was worn attached to a light blue bow, edged in white, on the left shoulder. Queen Elizabeth II (as Princess Elizabeth) and her sister Princess Margaret were appointed to the Order by their father King George VI in June 1947. Queen Elizabeth II is the last surviving former member (now Sovereign) of the Order. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was the last ordinary member at the time of her death in 2004

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