This Order was instituted in 1954 by His Highness Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien. Awards were for the Royal Family, foreign Princes, heads of state, and other such persons who merited honour or reward from the Government. All the insignia is gold and/or silver with enamel detailing. The order carries with it the post-nominal letters DK II. The order carries the right to the title ‘Dato Seri Utama’.