On June 13, 2011, the British royal family attended, and some participated in, the most ancient and noblest of all Orders of Chivalry… the Order of the Garter. Garter Day, as it is called, began eons in 1348 by King Edward III to be exact. What makes the Order of the Garter so special is that it is the sovereign who appoints the order. Meaning it is his/her personal decision; not by a collective group. In the end, it’s a huge honor to those who receive it.
Anyway, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, The Earl of Wessex, The Duke of York, and the awesome Princess Royal, got all dressed up in the ancient robes and orders as they, along with the Military Knights ahead of them, slowly walked from Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel.
Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge looked on with much amusement and happiness.
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Source: The Telegraph
Photo courtesy of: DM