Order of the Thistle

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Order of the Thistle

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(Heraldry) an ancient Scottish order of knighthood revived by James VII of Scotland in 1687. It consists of the sovereign, 16 knights brethren, and extra members created by statute. It is the equivalent of the Order of the Garter, and is usually conferred on Scots. Also called: the Thistle
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Summary: The Queen has attended a service at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh to install Prince William as a Knight of the Thistle.
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The Queen will make William a Knight of the Thistle at a service at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh.
dancers parade from St Giles' Cathedral to the Scottish Parliament after Prince William is installed as a Knight of the Thistle.

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