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Most Excellent Order of the Cygnian Empire
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Neck decoration (in Military Div.)
Awarded by the Queen of the Cygnians
Type Order of chivalry
Established 1917
Country Eureka Flag Cygnia
Motto For God and the Empire
Eligibility Cygnian citizens, or anyone who has made a significant achievement for Cygnia
Criteria Prominent national or regional achievements
Status Currently constituted
Founder George III
Sovereign and Grand Master Elizabeth
Grades Knight/Dame Grand Cross (GCE)

Knight/Dame Companion (KCE/DCE)
Companion (CCE)
Officer (OCE)

Member (MCE)
Former grades Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Cygnian Empire
Commander of the Order of the Cygnian Empire
Member of the Order of the Cygnian Empire for Gallantry
Member of the Order of the Cygnian Empire for Meritorious Service
Precedence
Next (higher) Imperial Victorian Order
Next (lower) Varies, depending on rank

The Most Excellent Order of the Cygnian Empire is a Cygnian order of chivalry; rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George III, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female.

Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the Empire of Cygnia were at first made on the nomination of the Cygnian Government, and the Governors of Cygnia's numerous colonial territories. All territories that gained independence following decolonisation ceased recommending individuals to the order. Today, recommendations to the Order are made by the Council of the Order of the Cygnian Empire, and honours of the Order are conferred upon appointees by the Queen.

Current classes

The five classes of appointment to the Order are, in descending order of precedence:

  1. Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Cygnian Empire (GCE)
  2. Knight Companion or Dame Companion of the Order of the Cygnian Empire (KCE or DCE)
  3. Companion of the Order of the Cygnian Empire (CCE)
  4. Officer of the Order of the Cygnian Empire (OCE)
  5. Member of the Order of the Cygnian Empire (MCE)
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