Symbol: A crown, symbol of authority, indicated that the wearer has occupied the chair of King Arthur. This was worn over the emblem of any office to which he may have been appointed to later.
How elected: Automatically, by virtue of having been a Knight/Esquire/Page Commander.
Duties: To share with his successor the advice and experience gained during his own term and to set an example to more junior members. The reward for loyal Christian service is more service and it is the duty of the Past Knight Commander to make available his counsel and experience to his successor. This does not mean running the Court from the back seat. It means taking an active interest in the Court and Companions and being always readily available to help where required. [Leadership Training Handbook 1968, pg 15]
Metal crown x 4.