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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand

Her Majesty is wearing:

  • the Order of New Zealand,
  • the Queen's Service Order and
  • the New Zealand Order of Merit

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The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Politics of New Zealand
  • Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
  • Monarchy in New Zealand
  • Monarchist League of New Zealand
  • Realm of New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • Oath of Allegiance (New Zealand)
  • List of Governors-General of New Zealand
  • Monarchy in the Cook Islands
  • Talk:New Zealand/Archive 3
  • Oath of citizenship (New Zealand)