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01. Thistle Officers
Officers of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The Order of the Thistle pertains to Scotland and is the personal gift of the Sovereign.
It was founded in 1687 and has 16 Member Knights and Ladies plus a few Extra Knights and Ladies (Royal Family and Foreign Monarchs ).

Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit ( No one provokes me with impunity ).

The badge of the Order is the Thistle.

The current Sovereign of this Order is Queen Elizabeth II


There are five officers of the Order, the officers and current holders are:

The Chancellor: The Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC, JP

The Secretary: Elizabeth Ann Roads, LVO, OSt.J, LLB

The Dean: The Very Reverend Iain Torrance, Kt, TD

Lion King of Arms: Reverend Canon Dr. Joseph Morrow, CBE, QC, DL

The Gentleman Usher of the Green Road: Rear Admiral C. H. Layman, CB, DSO, LVO

Please see their individual files.

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