The Royal Family Order of King George IV was a high honour bestowed as a mark of personal esteem on titled female members of the British Royal Family for personal service to King George IV.
The first Royal Family Order was issued during and after the regency of King George IV. Prior to 1820, he started the practice of presenting the order to ladies and gentlemen of the Court, particularly female members of the Royal family.
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