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Re: Royal Family Order of Elizabeth II, 1952 - Princess Alexandra of Kent
Princess Alexandra received her cousin's family order, in size 2, at Christmas 1952 a year after she received George VI's.
Princess Alexandra was awarded the Garter in June 2003. In recent years when wearing the sash of the Garter she has worn her family orders on the right shoulder, instead of left.
One occasion where she actually wore the family order badges on the left shoulder is shown at... PRINCESS ALEXANDRA; SIR NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW PRESIDENT OF THE RA
The original recipients of the order are listed as
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (first cousin of Elizabeth II)
"The Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II is suspended from a yellow silk watered ribbon the same size width of her father's order, and has been made in two sizes. The larger size was given to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother. These and five smaller badges were given at Christmas 1952."
Risk, James; Pownall, Henry; Stanley, David; Tamplin, John (2001). Royal Service (Volume II) . Lingfield, Surrey: Third Millennium. pp. 36.