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Decorations - The President of the Republic of Finland: Position and Duties: Decorations

The President of the Republic of Finland
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Decorations

 The President of Finland is the Grand Master of all three orders, which are:

The Order of the Cross of LibertyThe Order of the White Rose of FinlandThe Order of the Lion of Finland
The Order of the Cross
of Liberty
The Order of
the White Rose of Finland
The Order of the Lion
of Finland

The orders are administered by boards consisting of a chancellor, a vice-chancellor and at least four members. The orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland have a joint board.

As the Grand Master of Finland's three orders, the President of the Republic wears the following decorations:

  • Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland with Collar and Star
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Liberty with Star
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland with Star

At stately functions the President of the Republic wears the Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland on its collar and the Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Liberty on a yellow sash (signifying a peacetime decoration) hanging from the right shoulder to the left hip. On the left side of the jacket the President of the Republic wears the third Grand Cross and the Star of the Order of the White Rose of Finland above the Stars of the Order of the Cross of Liberty and the Order of the Lion of Finland.

The President of the Republic has also received various decorations from other countries. On a state visit to Sweden, for example, the President of the Republic wears the Badge of the Order of the Seraphim. The King of Sweden in turn wears the Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland with Collar.

Further information and instructions about the decorations are available at the office of the orders: Säätytalo, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, 00170 Helsinki, puh. 09-179425

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Updated 4/23/2015

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