Order of the Edelweiss

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Order of the Edelweiss
Ordem do Edelvais
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Chain of the Order of the Edelweiss
Awarded by the
Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
Type Dynastic order
Motto Virtutis Confido
My trust in [the ancient] virtue
Eligibility Exceptionally meritorious civil and military achievements
Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Emperor-King Oscar
Principal Commander Knight Companion of the Order
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight / Dame
Statistics
Established 2016
First induction 2016
Last induction 24 December 2020
Distinct recipients 17
Precedence
Next (lower) Order of St. Stephen
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Ribbon of the Order of the Edelweiss

The Order of the Edelweiss is a dynastic order of knighthood founded in Persenburg by Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia in 2016, to celebrate the establishment of the Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy after the signature of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 in 10 May 2016 and was created to become one of the most prestigious micronational orders. The current sovereign of the order is also its founder, the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Wearing of the Sovereign and Knights of the Order.

The first known report about the order dates back to 26 May 2016, when it was mentioned in the heraldic description of the new coat of arms of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. Despite not having been officially established on that date, it goes back to a previous idea. The greatest proof of this is that it consists of official form already inserted in the work of the new armorial; ie its design is older, although having an unspecified date. The probable date of creation of the order, however, is limited by the time gap between the signing of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 on 10 May 2016 and the decree establishing the new national symbols of the Empire, issued on 26 May 2016[1].

The Order of inspiration is certainly the Order of the Golden Fleece, the order of chivalry founded by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1430 and awarded by the King of Spain and the de jure Emperor-King of Austria-Hungary, once being strong the presence of Austro-Hungarian influence in all Karno-Ruthenian institutions. Despite this, the choice for the name actually comes from the Archduke Anton of Karnia. It was he who set the national symbols of Karnia, ended up for choosing the Edelweiss as national flower. Absent a Ruthenian equivalent, the flower eventually became a national symbol and is included in even the insignia of the Armed Forces.

Order[edit | edit source]

Membership in the Order is strictly limited and includes the Monarch, the Crown Prince, the children of the monarch and various supernumerary members, nationals and foreigners. The Order is solely for royalty and nobility, never being conferred to a commoner to the date. The questions about female inheritance was discussed, but there are no impediments in its constitution, and may eventually have a female Sovereign of the Order.

The monarch alone can grant membership and he or she is known as the Sovereign of the Order and the Crown Prince is known as a Knight Companion of the Order. Male members of the Order are titled "Knights", and female members are called "Ladies".

Insignia[edit | edit source]

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Collar of the Order
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Knight's Neck Insignia Dame Insignia

Sovereigns of the Order[edit | edit source]

2016 - current[edit | edit source]

  1. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia

Recipients[edit | edit source]

2016[edit | edit source]

  1. North American Union flag.png His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor William of North America
  2. Vlag.jpg His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis
  3. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke Ari of Karnia
  4. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Highness, Prince Albert of Mortenfeudt
  5. Karniarutheniaflag.png LibertiaFlag.png His Royal Highness, Duke Guilherme da Lomellina e Berenguer of Libertia
  6. Karniarutheniaflag.png LetzemburgFlagCivil.png His Highness, Grand Duke Christian of Letzembourg
  7. Karniarutheniaflag.png AppinfeldtFlag.png His Royal Highness, Duke Michael of Appinfeldt

2017[edit | edit source]

  1. Takiaflag.jpg His Majesty, Emir Filipe of Takia
  2. GotzborgFlag.png His Royal Majesty, King August Charles II of Gotzborg
  3. Bandera del Plata.png His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Carlos V of Plata (revoked)

2018[edit | edit source]

  1. Flag RUPA.png His Most Faithful and Royal Majesty, King Marcelo of R.U.P.A.
  2. Mauricia.png His August Highness, Prince Lucas of Woestein, Stadhouder of Mauricia
  3. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Serene Highness, Wilhelm, Prince von und zu Hochbach-Kundarheim

2019[edit | edit source]

  1. Flag of Indonesia.svg .Mr. Tian Abdurahman, posthumously.

2020[edit | edit source]

  1. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Majesty, Thomas, King of Quinta Velha and Duke of Saena.
  2. Flag of Indonesia.svg His Majesty, Guilherme I Ítalo, King of Taslavia and Archduke of Karnia.

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