The ‘bestowed peerages’ refer to those peerages which come from the hand of the king and queen.
The Order of the Laurel are a Society-wide order, which recognises excellence in some area of the arts or sciences of peace.
It is a consultation order, meaning that the king and queen choose who to invite to the order, after consulting with the existing members. Typically this consultation includes a discussion period and a poll.
The order secretary is Mistress Tece de Kaxtone (Thérèse Pettersson). Email firstname.lastname@example.org