Imperial Order of the Crown of India - (CI)

The Imperial Order of the Crown of India (C.I.) was instituted on 1st January, 1878, after Queen Victoria became Empress of India. The Order consists “of the Sovereign, and of such of the Princesses of His Majesty’s Royal and Imperial House, the wives or other female relatives of Indian Princes, and other Indian ladies, and of the wives or other female relatives of any of the persons who have held, now hold or may hereafter hold, the office of Viceroy and Governor-General of India, Governors of Madras or Bombay, or of Principal Secretary of State for India, as the Sovereign may think fit to appoint.” Her Majesty the Queen is the only surviving member of the Order.

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