Order of the Precious Crown

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The Most Noble
Order of the Precious Crown
बहुमूल्य शीर्ष मानपदवी
Badge of the Order of the Precious Class - Grand Cross & First Class.svg
Badge of the order
Awarded by the
Royal Coat of Arms of Dhrubajyoti Roy (Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra).svg
Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
TypeChivalric order
Established12 August 2020 (as the Order of the First Ladies)
EligibilityFemales
Awarded formeritorious services to the state, its people and the community
StatusCurrently constituted
FounderDhrubajyoti Roy
SovereignDhrubajyoti Roy,
Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
Grand MistressTanishkaa Patranabish,
Rajpramukh of Beltola
ChancellorAnoushkaa Patranabish,
Rajpramukh of Basistha
Honorary ChancellorVacant, since 8 October 2022
GradesDame:
 • Grand Cross
 • First Class
 • Second Class
Former gradesDame
Royal Lady
Lady Companion
Statistics
First induction12 August 2020
Last induction10 October 2021
Total inductees30 (total)
9 (Grand Cross)
17 (First Class)
4 (Second Class)
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Diplomatic Service Merit
Next (lower)Order for Merit and Public Service

Ribbon bar of the Order of the Precious Crown

The Most Noble Order of the Precious Crown (Hindi: बहुमूल्य शीर्ष मानपदवी, IAST: Bahumulya Sheersh Manapadvi), formerly known as the "Order of the First Ladies" is an order of chivalry for women of the State of Vishwamitra. The order was created by the current Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy on 12 August 2020 in order to recognize of services rendered by women to the community and Vishwamitra. The order was named as the "Order of the First Ladies" at the time of creation and was renamed to its current name of the "Order of the Precious Crown" on 3 October 2021.

The Rashtradhyaksh, in his capacity as the fons honorum of all state honours, is the Sovereign of the Order of the Precious Crown. The Rajpramukh of Beltola, Tanishkaa Patranabish, formerly Rashtradhyaksh, is the Grand Mistress and the Principal Dame Grand Cross of the order; while the Rajpramukh of Basistha Anoushkaa Patranabish is the Chancellor.

Grades and Insignia

Grades

The Order of the Precious Crown was initially established as a single-graded order with the class of Dame being the only conferrable grade. The order was amended in December 2020 which made it a double-grade order with the rank of Royal Lady (reserved for females of royal blood) and Lady Companion (for non-royal recipients). In April 2021, the double-grade system was abolished and again the single-grade of Dame was introduced.

On 3 October 2021, Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy issuing a royal decree announced a complete re-structuring of the order including the change in the name of the order. The Order of the Precious Crown is presently conferred in three distinguished grades:

  • Dame Grand Cross (Special Class), reserved for female reigning monarchs, heads of state, consorts of reigning monarchs
  • Dame First Class, female heirs, and mothers, female members of royal families, female heads of government, etc
  • Dame Second Class, female members of the royal families, female members of the government, diplomats, etc

The recipients of the Grand Cross (Special Class) grade of the order bear the post-nominals of GCP, recipients of First Class bear the post-nominals of DFP and those of the Second Class bear the post-nominals of DSP.

Precedence

In the federal order of precedence, the Order of the Precious Crown precede below the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit but above the Order for Merit and Public Service. Recipients of the Dame Grand Cross grade rank above the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka, Commander First Class and below the Order of the Vishwamitra, Grand Cross. First Class grade recipients rank below the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Member First Class and above the Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra, Grand Commander. Second Class grade recipients rank below Member Second Class of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, and above the Order for Merit and Public Service, Companion grade.

Insignias

The insignia of the Grand Cross grade comprise of a sash or riband in purple with white edges and the badge of the order; the First Class grade comprise of a sash or riband in white with two horizontal purple bars at equal intervals from the edges and the badge of the order, while the Second Class grade insignia comprise of a bow and the badge of the order.

The ribbon bars of the order:

  • Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (Grand Cross).svg Dame Grand Cross
  • Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (First Class).svg Dame First Class
  • Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (Second Class).svg Dame Second Class
Insignia since 3 October 2021
Riband of the Order of the Precious Crown (Dame Grand Cross).svg

Badge of the Order of the Precious Class - Grand Cross & First Class.svg
Riband of the Order of the Precious Crown (First Class).svg

Badge of the Order of the Precious Class - Grand Cross & First Class.svg
Bow of the Order of the Precious Crown, Dame Second Class.svg

Badge of the Order of the Precious Class - Second Class.svg
Insignia for Dame Grand Cross Insignia for Dame First Class Insignia for Dame Second Class
Insignia until 3 October 2021
Order of the First Ladies - Insignia.svg
Badge of the Order of the First Ladies.svg
Sash of the Order Breast badge of the Order

Officers of the order

Name Designation Since
Federal Crown of Vishwamitra.svg His Illustrious and Royal Majesty Dhrubajyoti Roy, Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra Sovereign 12 August 2020
Coronet of a Vishwamitran Rajpramukh.svg Her Majesty Tanishkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of Beltola Grand Mistress 12 August 2020
Coronet of a Vishwamitran Prince (styled Royal Highness).svg Her Majesty Anoushkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of Basistha Chancellor 25 July 2021

Recipients

Dames Grand Cross by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Precious Crown in the grade of Dames Grand Cross prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Relinquishments

The following recipients of the Dame Grand Cross grade of the order had relinquished their membership to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 7 October 2022: Empress Consort Marie Elisabeth of Karnia-Ruthenia (appointed on 26 August 2021)
  • 9 October 2022: Queen Maria I of Sildavia (appointed on 19 September 2020)

Revocations

The following recipients of the Dame Grand Cross grade of the order had relinquished their membership to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Dames First Class by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Precious Crown in the grade of Dames First Class prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Relinquishments

The following recipients of the Dame First Class grade of the order had relinquished their membership to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 7 October 2022: Archduchess Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia (appointed on 15 April 2021)
  • 7 October 2022: Archduchess Alice of Karnia-Ruthenia (appointed on 10 October 2021)
  • 7 October 2022: Hannah, Mrs. Dylan Callahan (appointed on 11 January 2022)

Revocations

The following recipients of the Dame First Class grade of the order had relinquished their membership to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Dames Second Class by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Precious Crown in the grade of Dames Second Class prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

See also