The Royal Order of the Elephant of Godenu
Under the Protection of Togbe Osei III of Godenu
The Royal Order of the Elephant of Godenu is the most senior merit order awarded by the Togbe and is given only for outstanding achievements and support undertaken for the benefit of Godenu.
The Togbe of Godenu is the Grand Master of the Order.
Grades of the Order
There are three grades awarded in the Royal Order of the Elephant of Godenu. The Grand Master has the power to issue a commemorative medal of the Order if judged to be warranted. In very rare cases the Royal Order may be awarded as a Grand Cross with Collar.
Recipients are entitled to use the postnominal corresponding to their grade in the Order. Recipients at the rank of Grand Cross are entitled to use the prefix style of “His or Her Excellency”. Recipients at the rank of Commander or Knight/Dame are entitled to use the prefix style of “The Honourable”.
The Order is usually granted for life in all grades. Only rarely, at the Grand Cross level, may it be granted as an hereditary dignity to reward exceptional service to the Royal House.
All members are entitled to wear the appropriate Insignia for their grade in the Order. Members are allowed to use the Order’s Insignia in their heraldry reflecting the appropriate grade.
Order of Wear
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