"Horse Guards, March 10th., 1816.
"The Prince Regent has been graciously pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to command, that in commemoration of the brilliant and decisive victory of Waterloo, a medal should be conferred on every officer, non-commissioned officer, and soldier of the British Army, present upon that memorable occasion.
" His Royal Highness has further been pleased to command, that the ribbon issued with the medal, shall never be worn but with the medal suspended to it.
By command of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent;
H. Torrens, Major-General and Military Secretary."
As it says:
"... present upon that memorable occasion."