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Kate Middleton is expected to receive the Royal Order of Queen Elizabeth II on an upcoming trip to Scotland. This is a big honor from the Duchess of Cambridge's grandmother-in-law, the perma-queen of the United Kingdom: the Order is awarded only to female members of the monarch's family, at her discretion.

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The badge of the Order consists of a 1952 portrait of the Queen, set with diamonds, on a yellow silk ribbon. It's pinned to the left shoulder of the wearer's dress for state banquets and other formal occasions.

Yes, that's right: if these reports are true, Kate will spend her fanciest evenings with her husband's grandmother's face stuck to her gowns, for the rest of her life.

For a sense of what that looks like in practice, here's¬†Sophie, Duchess of Wessex‚ÄĒwife to the Queen's youngest son, Edward‚ÄĒwearing the Order at the Swedish royal wedding in¬†2010.

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"It's me. Your mother-in-law. You know, the Queen. I'm fine, just hanging out on your neckline. Do you really need another cocktail, dear?"

Previous¬†honorees include Liz's mother, daughter, aunts, and cousins, but of the six living known recipients of the Order, four‚ÄĒlike Middleton‚ÄĒare related to the Queen by marriage.

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Hello! notes that this honor "serves as a personal memento rather than a state decoration, although it can be worn during state occasions," which presumably makes the Queen all the more passive-aggressively disappointed when you're spotted without it.

Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.