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British Commonwealth State Orders - The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George

Knight or Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George

Knight or Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George obverse view

Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael &

Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & obverse view

About this Order

Instituted in 1818 this Order has three classes, Knight and Dame Grand Cross (GCMG), Knight and Dame Commander (KCMG / DCMG) and Companion (CMG). It was usually awarded for distinguished administrative or diplomatic service, however, a number of awards were made to military personnel for service during the First World War.

Royal Warrant

British State Honours are instituted under Royal Warrants signed by the reigning Sovereign at the time the Order or Honour was created. More information on British State Honours can be viewed here.

Regulations

Most State Honours do not have separate Regulations. Instructions for the administration of the Order or Honour are usually included in the Royal Warrant. The composite document containing the Royal Warrant and Instructions is usually referred to as the Statutes of the Order.

Clasps and Bars

No clasps or bars are associated with this Order.

Order of Wear

The position of these honours in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed through the following links: Knight and Dame Grand Cross (GCMG), Knight and Dame Commander (KCMG / DCMG) and Companion (CMG).

Knights and Dames Rolls

The New Zealand Honours Secretariat maintains Knights and Dames Rolls for New Zealanders appointed to these classes of various British and New Zealand Orders.