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H.M. King Constantine II of the Hellenes

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Grand Master of 

Order of Saints George and Constantine - Established:  January 1936 by King George II in the memory of his grandfather (King George I) and his father (King Constantine I). The order was awarded only to men, while the corresponding Order of Saints Olga and Sophia was reserved for women. The order's design was influenced by the royal family's Danish origin, evoking the appearance of the Order of the Dannebrog. The order was discontinued in 1975 by the Greek state after the abolition of monarchy and today is awarded only by the Greek Royal Family.

Motto:   ΙΣΧΥΣ ΜΟΥ, Η ΑΓΑΠΗ ΤΟΥ ΛΑΟΥ

 

Order of Saints Olga and Sophia - Established:  January 1936 by King George II in the memory of his grandmother (Queen Olga) and his mother (Queen Sophia).  Reserved for women, it was the third highest decoration awarded by the modern Greek state and the Crown after the Order of the Redeemer and the male-only .

 

Order of George I - Established: 1915 by King Constantine I of Greece and was awarded to those who distinguished themselves in causes of their nations.

Motto:  ΙΣΧΥΣ ΜΟΥ Η ΑΓΑΠΗ ΤΟΥ ΛΑΟΥ