Tuvalu Order of Merit
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Tuvalu Order of Merit
Tuvalu Order of Merit
Awarded by the
Personal flag of Queen Elizabeth II.svg
Queen of Tuvalu
TypeOrder of Merit
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignElizabeth II
Next (higher)None
Next (lower)None
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Tuvalu Order of Merit is an order of merit of Tuvalu. It was founded on 1 October 2016, on the 38th anniversary of Tuvaluan independence; with $30,000 for the award allocated in the Tuvalu 2017 National Budget.[1]

Discussion of award

At Kensington Palace on 30 October 2017, Prince William received His Excellency Sir Iftikhar Ayaz (Honorary Consul-General of Tuvalu) who invested His Royal Highness and the Duchess of Cambridge with the Tuvalu Order of Merit on behalf of the Governor-General of Tuvalu.[2] The award was given to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in recognition of their visit to Tuvalu as part of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.[3]


Tuvalu Order of Merit

Medal of the Tuvalu Order of Merit


  1. ^ "Government of Tuvalu 2017 National Budget" (PDF). Presented by the Hon Maatia Toafa Minister for Finance and Economic Development. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Court Circular". 30 October 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Palmer, Richard (30 May 2017). "William and Kate to receive highest Tuvalu award... for just VISITING the nation". Daily Express. Northern and Shell Media. Retrieved 2018.

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