Royal Medal

The Royal Medal, also known as The Queen's Medal and The King's Medal (depending on the gender of the monarch at the time of the award), is a silver-gilt medal, of which three are awarded each year by the Royal Society, two for "the most important contributions to the advancement of natural knowledge" and one for "distinguished contributions in the applied sciences", done within the Commonwealth of Nations.[1]

Royal Medals
King George IV of the United Kingdom (pictured) initiated the Royal Medals during 1825.[1]
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in biological, physical and applied sciences.
Sponsored byThe Royal Society of London, UK
DateSince 1826
Country United Kingdom