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Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) certificate presented to Ninette de Valois by His Majesty King George VI
||Ninette de Valois Bequest|
||1 January 1951 |
||The certificate reads: 'George the Sixth by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith and Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire of Our trusty and well-beloved Edris Connell Commander of Our said Most Excellent Order Doctor of Music Greeting|
Whereas We have thought fit to nominate and appoint you to be a Dame Commander of the Civil Division of Our said Most Excellent Order of the British Empire We do by these presents grant unto you the Dignity of a Dame Commander of Our aforesaid Order together with all and singular the privileges thereunto belonging or appertaining
Given at Our Court at Saint James's under Our Sign Manual and the Seal of Our said Order this First day of January 1951 in the Fifteenth year of Our Reign By the Sovereign's Command Grand Master
Grant of the dignity of a Dame Commander of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire to Edris, Mrs Connell, (Miss Ninette de Valois), C.B.E, Mus.Doc'.
Related to the Breast Star ROH/VAL/BEQ/13, Badge of a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire ROH/VAL/BEQ/14, dress miniature of the Badge ROH/VAL/BEQ/15, and letter ROH/VPP/1/03.
||Cabinet Office British Government
||Ninette de Valois
||(visible in mount) height 37 cm; (visible in mount) width 31 cm|