Honor of the Belated Rose
Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir
Version: 12th Night, XXXVII (2003)

At the Crown's command the herald will call forth the Ladies of the Rose and the Ladies of Valorous Estate:

HERALD: Let the Ladies of the Rose, those Duchesses and Countesses here present, joined by the Ladies of Valorous Estate, those Viscountesses among you, come before Their Majesties.

When they have gathered, their SPOKESPERSON shall address Their Majesties.

SPOKESPERSON: Your Majesties, the Ladies of the Rose and the Ladies of Valorous Estate wish to honor one/some of your subjects by granting the Honor of the Belated Rose. Have we Your permission to do so?

QUEEN: You do.

The SPOKESPERSON will then ask the HERALD to call the selected individual(s) forward.

HERALD: _______________, Their Majesties invite you to attend Them.

When s/he/they have arrived, the SPOKESPERSON may recount the particular virtues which have brought the candidate(s) to their attention.

HERALD: For continuing exemplary honor, chivalry, and courtesy, _______________ has gained the notice of the Ladies of the Rose and the Ladies of Valorous Estate . Whereas we concur that s/he rightly deserves recognition, we are minded to grant him/her the Honor of the Belated Rose.

And the Ladies will present the recipient(s) with the token that has been prepared. And when all have received tokens, the King and Queen will congratulate the recipients, and the Ladies and the recipients shall return to their places, as the herald exhorts the cheers of the populace.

Find out how many awards will be given, and make sure that the right number of tokens are available.
Find out how many countesses, duchesses and viscountesses will be coming forward, so you will know when they've all assembled.

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Updated: September 26, 2003