Sunday, January 22, 2017
Honours & Awards in Monaco 18.3.2008
The Order of Saint- Charles 18.9.2008
There are four orders and four decorations of Monaco. These are:
Order of Saint-Charles, founded on 15 March 1858 by Prince Charles III and modified on 23 December 1966 by Prince Rainier III;
Order of the Crown, founded on 20 July 1960 and modified on 23 December 1966 by Prince Rainier III;
Order of Grimaldi, founded on 18 November 1954 and modified on 19 July 1960, as well 23 December 1966 by Prince Rainier III;
Order of Cultural Merit, founded on 31 December 1952 by Prince Rainier III;
Medal of Honour, created on 5 February 1894 by Prince Albert I, modified on 20 April 1925 by Prince Louis II, again modified on 13 November 1952 by Prince Rainier III;
Monaco Red Cross Medal, created on 16 October 1950 by Prince Rainier III;
Citation For Exceptional Service, created on 7 April 1951 and modified on 23 December 1966 by Prince Rainier III;
Monaco Blood Donor Medal, created on 30 July 1993 by Prince Rainier III.
These are awarded by the Prince of Monaco, currently Albert II, Prince of Monaco.
This FDC commemorates The Order of Saint- Charles. The Order of Saint-Charles is a dynastic order of knighthood established in Monaco on 15 March 1858. This order rewards service to the State or Prince. In particular cases, it may be granted to foreigners. It is awarded by the current Grand-Master, Prince Albert II.