Law of 4 April 1892, establishing the Order of Orange-Nassau
In the name of Her Majesty, WILHELMINA, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc. We EMMA, Queen-Widow, Regentes of the Kingdom,
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We have taken the opportunity to consider that it is an opportunity to increase the opportunity of the creation of a new order of order, to the occasion of the enlivity of reverting distinctions;
Having regard to Article 66 of the Constitution ;
So it is that we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have found and understand, as we approve, and understand the following:
An Order is hereby established, seeking to honor the discernation of Our nationals or strangers who have made a special service to Us and to the State or to society.
This Order bears the name of "the Order of Orange-Nassau".
The Grand Master of this Order is inseparably linked to the Crown of the Netherlands.
This Order consists of six degrees.
All appointments to this Order shall be made by Royal Decree.
The Knights of the first degree of this Order bear the name of Knight Grand Cross.
The Knights of the second degree of this Order bear the name of the Grand Officer.
The Knights of the third degree of this Order bear the name of Commander Door.
The Knights of the fourth degree of this Order shall bear the name of Officer.
The Knights of the Fifth Degree of this Order bear the name of Ridder.
The Knights of the sixth degree of this Order bear the name of Member.
1 The ornament of the Order consists in a cross with eight pearled points and a continuous laurel wreath between the arms and covered with a royal crown, everything from gold for the first four degrees and silver for the fifth degree; the arms of the Cross his white enamelled with blue enamelled heart; in the middle of the cross is a blue enamelled around shield, surrounded by a white enamelled edge, both with gold framed, on the one side on the round shield the Lion, as he is exists in the coat of arms of the Empire, and on the edge in gold letters the words "Your mainten drai", and to the counterside on the round shield one with a gold royal crown covered gold W and on the edge in gold letters the words "God they with us".
2 For the military, instede of the laurel wreath, at the ornate two silver swords with golden façades, is crossed in a cross behind the round shield.
3 The ribbon is orange between two stripes of Nassaus blue, the colors separated by a narrow white stripe.
An annual sum shall be paid to the State budget in order to make up for the expenses of the Order.
1 The person to whom an award has been awarded in this Order is, if he has been deprived of his liberty by virtue of a judicial conviction, to have the unqualified to bear the signs of that award.
2 An award in this Order shall lapse if the person to whom the award has been awarded has been irrevocably sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than one year.
The Chancellor of the Order of the Netherlands Lion is also Chancellor of the Order of the Order of the Netherlands.
1 In the case of a general measure of administration, a Regulation of this Order shall be adopted, which shall lay down detailed rules concerning the award of an award in this Order and the signs associated with the award.
2 A general measure of management established under the first paragraph shall not enter into force earlier than two months after the date of issuance of the State Sheet where it is placed. Notice of the placement shall be communicated without delay to the two Chambers of the States-General.
Burdens and orders, which are in the State Sheet will be placed, and that all of the Ministerial Departments, Authorities, Colleges and Officials, who so concern, will keep their hands on the precise execution.
Given at Gravenhage, the 4th of April 1892
The Minister for Foreign Affairs,
FROM TEN COURTS.
The Minister of Justice,
The Minister for Internal Affairs,
BRANCH OF PORTVLIET.
The Minister of Finance,
PIERSON.Spent six and twenty April, 1892.
The Minister of Justice,