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Re: Queen Elizabeth II and the Order of the Elephant
Here is a link from the Royal House of Denmark site about the award.
It mentions "When the Order of the Elephant is returned to the Chapter of the Royal Orders of Chivalry..." .
That raises the question of all the foreign honours bestowed on the late Queen and what might become of each of them.
The same happens with the Garter and the Thistle. With the Thistle the insignia must be returned to the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood. The badge and star are returned personally to the Sovereign by the nearest relative of the deceased. I'm sure there's something similar for the late Queen's foreign orders.
We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.