Prince Charles & # 39; wore more than a dozen medals for the state banquet, but what do they mean?

While guests of the state banquet stepped into a series of dazzling gowns last night, Prince Charles put on an equally striking display of him by wearing many of his medals for a dinner with the American president.

The heir to the throne, 70, showed medals in memory of the reign of his mother the queen and his own personal military achievements.

Included in the impressive selection attracted to the Buckingham Palace event was the Charles & Order of the Bath Grand Masters badge that he wore around his neck.

Prince Charles, however, did not seem to put on his RAF Wings, usually on the right side above a row of ribbons.

Charles carried his Order of the Garter (Knight) and The Oldest and the Noblest Order of the Thistle (Knight) among his medals.

Here, FEMAIL takes a closer look at Prince Charles's medals and reveals what they represent.

The heir to the throne the Order of the Bath (1) and various medals including what appeared to be the Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada (2) the Crowning Medal of the Queen (3) the Silver Jubilee Medal (4), a diamond anniversary medal (5) and the New Zealand troops decoration (6) Also seen was a medal for Long-term Service Good Behavior (7). He also wore two chest stars, for the Order of the Garter (Knight) (8) and The Oldest and the Noblest Order of the Thistle (Knight) (9) under his row of medals and ribbons

The heir to the throne the Order of the Bath (1) and various medals including what appeared to be the Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada (2) the Crowning Medal of the Queen (3) the Silver Jubilee Medal (4), a diamond anniversary medal (5) and the New Zealand troops decoration (6) Also seen was a medal for Long-term Service Good Behavior (7). He also wore two chest stars, for the Order of the Garter (Knight) (8) and The Oldest and the Noblest Order of the Thistle (Knight) (9) under his row of medals and ribbons

Prince Charles, 70, depicted with the American First Lady Melania Trump, wore several medals and two breast stars for the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London last night

Prince Charles, 70, depicted with the American First Lady Melania Trump, wore several medals and two breast stars for the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London last night

Prince Charles, 70, depicted with the American First Lady Melania Trump, wore several medals and two breast stars for the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London last night

Order of the bath

The Order of the Bath is the fourth oldest of the British Orders of Chivalry and Charles received the honor in 1974

The Order of the Bath is the fourth oldest of the British Orders of Chivalry and Charles received the honor in 1974

The Order of the Bath is the fourth oldest of the British Orders of Chivalry and Charles received the honor in 1974

This knightly order was founded by George I on May 18, 1725. The order consists of the sovereign, the grandmaster, prince Charles and three classes of members.

The name is said to come from the medieval ceremony of naming a knight who held baths to purify.

The Order of the Bath is the fourth oldest of the British Orders of Chivalry.

Prince Charles received the honor in 1974.

Extraordinary companion of the Order of Canada

The extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, pictured, was made in 1967

The extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, pictured, was made in 1967

The extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, pictured, was made in 1967

The order was made in 1967 as a fellowship that recognizes the excellent service of Canadians who make a big difference to Canada.

It also rewards efforts from non-Canadians who have made the world a better place through their actions.

Charles received this honor in 2017. He is also a member of the Queen & # 39; s Privy Council for Canada.

Queen & # 39; s Service Order

The order was established by the queen in 1975 on the advice of her New Zealand ministers, and the prince was installed in 1983

The order was established by the queen in 1975 on the advice of her New Zealand ministers, and the prince was installed in 1983

The order was established by the queen in 1975 on the advice of her New Zealand ministers, and the prince was installed in 1983

The order was established by the queen in 1975 on the advice of her New Zealand ministers, and the prince was installed in 1983.

Coronation Medal

The Queen Elizabeth II coronation medal was awarded to the Prince to mark the coronation of the Queen in 1953

The Queen Elizabeth II coronation medal was awarded to the Prince to mark the coronation of the Queen in 1953

The Queen Elizabeth II coronation medal was awarded to the Prince to mark the coronation of the Queen in 1953

This was awarded to the Prince to mark the coronation of the Queen in 1953.

Silver anniversary medal

Awarded to Prince Charles in 1977 on the occasion of the 25-year reign of his mother as Queen

Awarded to Prince Charles in 1977 on the occasion of the 25-year reign of his mother as Queen

Awarded to Prince Charles in 1977 on the occasion of the 25-year reign of his mother as Queen

Awarded to Prince Charles in 1977 on the occasion of the 25-year reign of his mother as Queen.

Golden Jubilee Medal 2002

Given to the Prince of Wales in 2002 for the Queen's Golden Jubilee

Given to the Prince of Wales in 2002 for the Queen's Golden Jubilee

Given to the Prince of Wales in 2002 for the Queen's Golden Jubilee

Given to the Prince of Wales in 2002 for the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012

In honor of 60 of the 60 years on the Queen's throne, Prince Charles received the Diamond Jubilee Medal

In honor of 60 of the 60 years on the Queen's throne, Prince Charles received the Diamond Jubilee Medal

In honor of 60 of the 60 years on the Queen's throne, Prince Charles received the Diamond Jubilee Medal

To celebrate 60 years on the Queen's throne, Prince Charles received the Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Long-term good service Medal

Awarded to the Prince last year. The medals, which recognize the good behavior of the personnel of the armed forces over a period of 15 years, have now been expanded with military officers

Awarded to the Prince last year. The medals, which recognize the good behavior of the personnel of the armed forces over a period of 15 years, have now been expanded with military officers

Awarded to the Prince last year. The medals, which recognize the good behavior of the personnel of the armed forces over a period of 15 years, have now been expanded with military officers

Awarded to the Prince last year, tThe medals, which recognize the good behavior of the personnel of the armed forces over a period of 15 years, have now been extended with military officers.

They are considered to be the oldest medal to be awarded and can be traced back to 1830.

Canadian force decoration

Prince Charles was awarded a second clasp to his Canadian Forces medal in recognition of his 32-year worship as Colonel Chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment

Prince Charles was awarded a second clasp to his Canadian Forces medal in recognition of his 32-year worship as Colonel Chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment

Prince Charles was awarded a second clasp to his Canadian Forces medal in recognition of his 32-year worship as Colonel Chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment

Prince Charles was awarded a second clasp to his Canadian Forces medal in recognition of his 32-year honorary ceremony as colonel chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

He received the medal for the first time in 1991.

The commemorative medal of New Zealand

These medals were only awarded in 1990 and mark the prince's special relationship with New Zealand

These medals were only awarded in 1990 and mark the prince's special relationship with New Zealand

These medals were only awarded in 1990 and mark the prince's special relationship with New Zealand

These medals were only awarded in 1990 and mark the prince's special relationship with New Zealand.

New Zealand forces

The New Zealand Armed Forces Award is a circular silver medal. It was given to Prince Charles in 2012

The New Zealand Armed Forces Award is a circular silver medal. It was given to Prince Charles in 2012

The New Zealand Armed Forces Award is a circular silver medal. It was given to Prince Charles in 2012

The New Zealand Armed Forces Award is a circular silver medal. The front carries the crowned image of Her Majesty the Queen surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID. DEF.

Prince Charles received the prize in 2012.

The most striking order of the garter (knight)

The Order of the Garter - formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter - is a knighthood established by Edward III in 1348 and considered the most prestigious British knighthood.

The Order of the Garter - formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter - is a knighthood established by Edward III in 1348 and considered the most prestigious British knighthood.

The Order of the Garter – formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter – is a knighthood established by Edward III in 1348 and considered the most prestigious British knighthood.

The Order of the Garter – formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter – is a knighthood established by Edward III in 1348 and considered the most prestigious British knighthood. Arrangements are made at the discretion of the Sovereign.

Membership of the Order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 living members or companions.

Prince Charles was included in the order in 1968.

The most ancient and noble order of the thistle (knight)

The most ancient and noble order of the thistle was founded in 1687 by King James VII of Scotland.

The Order consists of the Sovereign and sixteen Knights and Ladies, as well as certain & # 39; extra & # 39; knights (members of the British Royal Family and foreign princes).

The Sovereign alone grants membership to the Order. Prince Charles became a member of the Order in 1977.

Prince Charles also has decorations and medals from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Canada and Saskatchewan, among others.

Only last year was he named Honorary Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana and the emblem is a star with 7 thick points, with an eagle in the middle and a star with five points.

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