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Design an Investiture medal

An Investiture is a special occasion when those who have been awarded an honour receive their insignia (medals), in person from The Queen or another Member of the Royal Family.

Order of St Michael & St George. The Duke of Connaught's Investiture G. C. M. G. Star

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Around 20 of these ceremonies are hosted each year; most of them are held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace, but others take place in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle, or in the Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The honours are awarded for special achievements, personal bravery and services to the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth.

This is an investiture medal that was given to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, one of Queen Victoria’s children, in 1870. It uses various patterns and colours to create a beautiful object.

Create your own medal by downloading this template. Who would your medal be awarded to and why?

Investiture medal worksheet