National Orders

The FPS Foreign Affairs is responsible for awarding distinctions in the national orders to deserving foreign citizens and Belgians living abroad.

Hierarchy with photographs of the decorations

The rank hierarchy ranges from the Bronze Medal (Order of Leopold II) to the Grand Ribbon (Order of Leopold).
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The rank hierarchy ranges from the Bronze Medal (Order of Leopold II) to the Grand Ribbon (Order of Leopold).

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You may use the following photographs of the decorations of the National Orders for publication, subject to prior permission (please send an e-mail to rita.vanderzwalmen@diplobel.fed.be and muriel.dubois@diplobel.fed.be) as well as an indication of the following copyright with each photograph: © FPS Foreign Affairs & Jean-Pol Schrauwen.

For commercial publication, a copy sent to the Nobility & Honorary Distinctions Department (P4), Egmont Palace, Karmelietenstraat 15, 1000 Brussels, would be highly appreciated. For non-commercial publication, sending a copy is highly appreciated, but not compulsory.

 

Grand Ribbon in the Order of Leopold (civil - military - maritime)
Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown
Grand Cross in the Order of Leopold II

Grand Officer in the Order of Leopold (civil - military - maritime)
Grand Officer in the Order of the Crown
Grand Officer in the Order of Leopold II

Commander in the Order of Leopold (civil - military - maritime)
Commander in the Order of the Crown
Commander in the Order of Leopold II

Officer in the Order of Leopold (civil - military - maritime)
Officer in the Order of the Crown
Officer in the Order of Leopold II

Knight in the Order of Leopold (civil - military - maritime)
Knight in the Order of the Crown
Knight in the Order of Leopold II

Golden Palm of the Order of the Crown
Silver Palm of the Order of the Crown

Gold Medal of the Order of the Crown
Gold Medal of the Order of Leopold II

Silver Medal of the Order of the Crown
Silver Medal of the Order of Leopold II

Bronze Medal of the Order of the Crown
Bronze Medal of the Order of Leopold II