Orders and decorations granted by a foreign Sovereign are not recognised in law in the United Kingdom1.
Rules concerning the acceptance and wearing of foreign orders, decorations and medals by British citizens are administered in accordance with Her Majesty's wishes by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to whom all applications for Her Majesty's permission to make use of such distinctions should be addressed2. These rules on the acceptance and wearing of foreign awards preclude the acceptance of medals for events in the distant past or more
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