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2017
HRH Prince Leonard's
final bestowal of Honours & Investiture as:

Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River

Held - Saturday, February 11th 2017
In - HRH Princess Shirley's Chapel of Nain.

 

    Four people on this occasion were honoured by the Sovereign HRH Prince Leonard as his final action as
Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River.
They are listed below in order of bestowal, with photos.

 

   
   

   
         
      Photographs of Honours recipients waiting to be called forward    
                   
                 
          Dr Beukes &
Maj. Sir Ananda
       
     


 

   
         

Royal Hutt River Defence Forces
Office of the Commander in Chief
HRH Prince Leonard
       
Royal Hutt River Legion
       
     

 

   

M.C.M.
Maj. Sir Richards Ananda Barton KCRO., KCOWL., MIOM., MCM & Silver Bar. RHRL

Major Barton has been a great supporter of this Principality for a number of years now, he formed the first unit of the Royal Hutt River Legion back in September 2012. In that time he and his small platoon have completed far too many actions  to report here,
but those actions are reported on the website.

Maj. Sir Ananda was presented with the Silver Bar to his MCM awarded to him by the Sovereign
HRH Prince Leonard in the 2017 New Year Honours List.


M.C.M.


S.C.M.
Sgt. Lisa (Aliyah) Oliver CIOM., SCM., RHRL

Sgt Oliver has been a member of the Royal Hutt River Legion since December 2012 and has now provided outstanding service with that unit, performing charitable duties for more than 4 years now. Sgt Oliver was made a Companion of the Illustrious Order of Merit in January 2016.

Sgt. Lisa (Aliyah) Oliver was awarded the
Sovereign's Commendation Medal (SCM) by the Sovereign
HRH Prince Leonard in the 2017 New Year Honours List.

Unfortunately Sgt Oliver was unable to make the presentation so it was excepted on her behalf by her
Platoon Commander,
 Maj. Sir Richards Ananda Barton.

S.C.M.
                     
           
    HRH Prince Richard announces the RHRL Awards   Maj. Sir Richards Ananda Barton KCRO., KCOWL., MIOM., MCM & S/Bar Accepts awards on behalf of himself and
Sgt. Lisa (Aliyah) Oliver CIOM., SCM., RHRL
   
       
(CLICK IMAGES ABOVE FOR LARGER VIEW)
       
   

 

   
                     
   
Illustrious Order of Merit  
   
                     


KCIOM  

Knight Commander (K.C.I.O.M.)


KCIOM  

   

Robert James Lee-Steere
(Como, WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

Bestowed with the Rank of Knight Commander in the Illustrious Order of Merit for:.
Outstanding efforts given in agriculture and in particular the pastoral industry over very many years
and support/assistance provided HRH Prince Leonard for many years.


Prince Leonard has known Robert for many years now, he was most helpful to Prince Leonard before his days involved in farming when Prince Leonard (plain Leonard Casley as he was then) was involved in mining his own leases in the Ashburton
and Robert was running Ashburton Station.

Robert achieved a great deal in the pastoral region back when most station owners were really pioneers, they opened up the land that is in use today and in many ways bought about the roads and support networks that can now be found in the region.

At this time Robertsís efforts are recognised by the Sovereign and he was bestowed with the rank of:
Knight Commander in the Illustrious Order of Merit.

Brief Outline of Sir Robert's life

Congratulations!
Sir Robert James Lee-Steere K.C.I.O.M.

 

   

             
      Robert kneels as
HRH Prince Richard reads the proclamation concerning the Honour to be bestowed.
  HRH Prince Leonard awaits to Dub Robert Lee-Steere

 

     
           

 

     
           
    HRH Prince Leonard Dubs Robert Lee-Steere:
Sir Robert James Lee-Steere KCIOM.
  HRH Prince Leonard presents Sir Robert with his KCIOM Jewel   HRH Prince Leonard congratulates
Sir Robert James Lee-Steere KCIOM.
   
     
(CLICK IMAGES ABOVE FOR LARGER VIEW)
     


KGCIOM
Knight Grand Commander (K.G.C.I.O.M.)
KGCIOM
Dr. Gerhard Beukes.
(Geraldton, WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

Bestowed with the Rank of Knight Grand Commander in the Illustrious Order of Merit f
or:
his outstanding
Services to the Sovereign, the people in regional Western Australia  and to medicine in general.

Dr Beukes hails from South Africa but has now practiced in Western Australia for many years and for a number of those years now he has been the personal physician to HRH Prince Leonard and on more than one occasion he has bought Prince Leonard back from the brink of what we do not like to think of. His efforts with Prince Leonard are very much appreciated by all in and of the PHR.

Dr Beukes has also been one of the leading lights in the region with regards the diagnoses and treatment of Skin Cancer and his efforts in that one area alone deserve him to be recognised.
Whilst most Dr's prefer to remain in the large capital cities, Dr  Beukes is one who is happy to practice in a more regional area,
where good Dr's are in very short supply.

It is hoped that Dr Beukes will remain the Royal Physician for many more years yet.

Congratulations!
Dr. Sir Gerhard Beukes K.G.C.I.O.M.

         

 

       
         
  Dr. Beukes called to kneel before HRH Prince Leonard by HRH Prince Richard.   HRH Prince Leonard about to dub Dr. Beukes:
Dr. Sir Gerhard Beukes KGCIOM
  HRH Prince Leonard presents Dr. Sir Gerhard with his KGCIOM Jewel   HRH Prince Leonard congratulates
Dr. Sir Gerhard Beukes KGCIOM
 
                 
   

 

   
    (Click thumbnails below for larger views.)
 
   
  Photograph opportunity at the end of the ceremonies.
 
 
       
 
       
           
    Dr. Sir Gerhard Beukes
& HRH Prince Leonard
  Dr. Sir Gerhard Beukes KGCIOM and
Maj. Sir Richards Ananda Barton KCRO., KCOWL., MIOM., MCM & S/Bar
with HRH Prince Leonard
   
                 
       
  HRH Prince Leonard & Prince Graeme greet & chat with Mr Clayton Drage, Elder of the Nanda People and friend of Prince Leonard's for over 40 years now.  
                 
             
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REAR  L - R
Princess Kay, Princess Diane, Prince Wayne, Princess Sherryl, Prince Richard
FRONT  L - R
Prince Ian, Prince Leonard, HRH Prince Graeme
   
                 
                 

   


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