Order of Lady Mary
|Order of Lady Mary|
Ordem de Dona Maria
Insignia of the order
|Awarded by the King of Ebenthal|
|Motto||Femina devotionem, femina retributionem|
Feminine devotion, feminine retribution
|Awarded for||Personal services of women to the crown|
|Grand Master||King Arthur II|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Blue Blood|
|Next (lower)||Royal Ebenthali Order|
Ribbon of the Order of Lady Mary
The Order of Lady Mary (Portuguese: Ordem de Dona Maria) is a national and dynastic order of knighthood of the Kingdom of Ebenthal dedicated to award exclusively women on the ir services to the crown. Its current Grand Master is King Arthur II.
It was established in 2019 by King Arthur II as a dynastic order attached to the national pantheon of orders and awards. Its name and inspiration came from the monarch's grandmother, Dona Maria Carvalho Oliveira, who inspired him on being a monarchist and, eventually, a monarch.
The Order of Lady Mary was created by Royal Decree by King Arthur II in 30 December 2020 aiming to value micronationalist women, a minority in micronational practice, and to encourage them to become involved with Ebenthal. As being the first chivalric order createdby King Arthur on his first 24 hours of reign, the decree also counted on the signing of former Regent Raphael Sousa to further legitimize the documment which was unanimously confirmed in parliament.
Grades and badges
The Order of Lady Mary has one sole grade of Dame and it makes use of the post-nominal letters of DDM standing for the Portuguese Dama de Dona Maria (English: Dame of Lady Mary).Dames of the order wears the order's badge on a sash on the right shoulder, and the ensign of the order in gold on the left chest.
Precedence and privileges
Members of this order are assigned positions in the order of precedence, ranking above all others members of equal rankings of whichever orders except for the higher Order of the Blue Blood, Order of Dagon, Order of the Swiss Prince and Order of the Silver Cat. Consorts, children and children-in-law also feature on the order of precedence; relatives of members, however, are not assigned any special precedence. Generally, individuals can derive precedence from their parents or consorts as long as the recipient lives.
All members ot the order are entitled to the prefixes o"Ma'am". When an individual is entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, the ones of the order (DDM) takes precedence according to the ranking of orders. All recipients may encircle their arms with the circlet of the order.
Grand Masters of the Order
|Name||Grand Master as||Period|
|Arthur II||King of Ebenthal||30 December 2019 - present|
|Alda, Princess of Aldiva||Ebenthal||30 December 2020|
|Baroness Nilza, Regent of Belmonte||Ebenthal||30 December 2020|
|Luísa Somme, 2nd Duchess of Montana||Ebenthal||16 January 2020|
|Marina I of Manso||Manso||20 February 2020 (revoked in 13 April 2020)|
|Maria , Queen of Sildavia||Sildavia||4 September 2020|
|Gabriela, Countess of Wittiza||Ebenthal||6 March 2021|