Royal Victorian Medal


  • Medal instituted by Queen Victoria in April 1896.
  • Medal awarded to reward those who had rendered faithful service to the monarch and the royal family, but were not eligible to be appointed to any orders due to their position or class.
  • Medal awarded in three classes: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Additional awards of the medal are indicated by bars attached to the ribbon.
  • Awards to foreigners have a white central stripe on the ribbon.
  • Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters RVM.

Orders of Knighthood