Royal Orders
The Order of the Yugoslav Crown
 
Obverse of the 3rd Class Badge
GC Star 
King Aleksandar I instituted the Order on 5 April 1930, to commemorate the change of the official name of the Realm from Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. King Aleksandar I was Regent of the Kingdom of Serbia since 1914, Regent of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes since 1918, and ascended the Throne in 1921. During 1929 the political crisis and increasingly strong separatist movements within the country forced the King to temporarily suspend the Constitution and emphasize national unity, which  eventually, was responsible for the change of the name of the country to Yugoslavia 

The Order was organized in five classes, and was awarded to Yugoslavian citizens who forwarded national unity and cooperation, or for merit towards the Crown, State and Nation in public service, as well as to the foreign nationals for diplomatic merit. The Order of the Yugoslav Crown was senior to Order of St. Sava. 

The Order is conferred by the Crown. 

The Order's insignia were manufactured by Arthus Bertrand of Paris (France) and Huguenin Freres of Le Locle (Switzerland). 


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