|The Order of St. Michael was founded on April 28, 1818, by George, Prince of Wales, who later became known as George IV. It honors people who have served in foreign countries. Its motto is “Token of a better age” and uses a picture of St. Michael triumphing over Satan as its symbol. The ranks of Seniority are Knight or Dame Grand Cross, Knight or Dame Commander, and Companion. The ranks are the same as those of the Order of the Bath. Membership consists of 6 officers and approximately 2,250 others. Royal family members do not count towards the total number of members, and neither do foreigners, who can become honorary members.