King Roman may confer Knighthoods (Sir and Lady) in the Royal Lithuanian Order, which was established in 2004 by him then as His Royal Highness Prince Roman II, The Grand Duke of Lithuania, to honour outstanding merit or achievement, and to reward those who provide him with outstanding support. The Coat of Arms (opposite) is recent.
If you are an outstanding achiever, or can provide outstanding support (for example, financial, legal, promotional) to King Roman, then you may apply to be considered to be made a Knight (Sir or Lady) in the Royal Lithuanian Order.
There have been Knights of various Orders over many centuries, and Knighthoods were originally granted to honour men of valour to protect their Royal or Noble masters. The admission of women to Knighthood, as Knights, is a recent innovation. The purpose of Knighthoods, being a Knight, have also changed, with the setting aside of armour, and the use of Knighthoods, both for men and women, to acknowledge achievement in other fields than those of the battle field.
Financiers, lawyers, politicians and others who substantially support and advance restoration of the Monarchy may be eligible.
Current Knight ranks within the Royal Lithuanian Order are Sovereign (His Imperial Majesty King Roman), Grand Commander, Commander, Knight Officer, and Knight.
All members may call themselves Sir / Lady, + their first, or first and last name, + the appropriate postnominal abbreviation - K.G.C.R.L.O., K.C.R.L.O., K.O.R.L.O., K.R.L.O. - the K. may be omitted.
* King Roman was admitted as Knight Grand Commander of the Most Noble Order of Rizal the same month as the beautiful Vilma Santos (below), his favourite Filipino movie superstar, was admitted to the Most Noble Order of Rizal, and he was made a Knight Grand Cross the following year. (See opposite)
Here are listed some of those whom King Roman has honoured with a Knighthood
Honour Roll for outstanding contributions principally to Science
Sir Galileo Galilei * Sir Albert Einstein * Sir Edwin Hubble
Honour Roll as outstanding War Hero & Film Star
Sir Audie Murphy
Honour Roll for their outstanding contributions to Literature
Sir Jules Verne * Lady Enid Blyton * Sir Erle Stanley Gardner * Lady Joanna Rowling * Sir Dan Brown
Honour Roll for outstanding contributions to Film & Entertainment
Sir John Wayne * Lady Marilyn Monroe * Sir Elvis Presley * Lady Kathryn Grayson * Lady Doris Day * Sir Walt Disney * Lady Jessica Alba * Sir Clint Eastwood * Lady Natalie Wood * Sir Pierce Brosnan * Lady Kylie Minogue * Sir Arnold Schwarzenegger * Lady Anne Hathaway * Sir Steven Spielberg * Lady Judith Durham * Sir Daniel Radcliffe * Lady Whitney Houston * Sir Jack Nicholson * Lady Jeannette McDonald * Sir Dean Martin * Lady Celine Dion * Sir Richard Rodgers * Lady Meryl Streep * Sir Bob Hope * Lady Dolly Parton * Sir Arthur Sullivan * Lady Debbie Reynolds * Sir Mario Lanza * Sir Woody Allen * Lady Karen Carpenter * Lady Mary Tyler Moore * Sir George Clooney * Sir Tom Cruise
For her outstanding dedication to charity and peace, The Honourable Lady Caroline Leitenmaier R.L.O of Victoria was added on 21 April 2013. For an outstanding life contribution of entertainment and service, The Most Honourable Sir John Laws, C.R.L.O. of Sydney, 1st May 2013.