The Prince of Wales’s Own Lodge

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Membership Badge, 39x32 mm, GOLD, round, glazed medallion with the Prince of Wales’s arms on radiating beams, within blue enameled Garter bearing the motto “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” in fine, gold lettering, polished, convex reverse, with the engraved motto “ICH . DIEN”, fitted with its original suspension as a stylized bow with engraved details, in dark blue morocco case with fitted inner compartment. A beautiful, rare badge, dating from the mid-19th Century, excellent jeweler’s quality and condition. I R!
Historical Note and background: The Lodge was constituted August 20, 1787, by Warrant from the Duke of Cumberland, Most Worshipful Grand Master, under the patronage and personal protection of the Prince of Wales who subsequently became George IV of England. George, Prince of Wales, was Worshipful Master, 1787-1820, having at one time had as Wardens the Dukes of York and Clarence. The Duke of York was Worshipful Master 1820-7 and the latter having been Worshipful Master 1827-30. The Duke of Sussex, Most Worshipful Grand Master, was Worshipful Master 1830-43. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, was Worshipful Master in 1874. The membership consisted entirely of those who had been honored with appointments under its patron or men firmly attached to His Royal Highness’s person and interests. This Lodge has the privilege of electing Grand Steward annually and also its members may wear “a royal medal, having the Prince of Wales’ plume and motto within a garter, surmounted by the coronet,” etc., for the purpose of being “worn by the members out as well as in the Lodge, as a public token of their sincere and devoted attachment to H. R. H.’s person and interests.”.

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