Order of the Garter

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Order of the Garter

n
(Heraldry) the highest order of English knighthood, open to women since 1987. It consists of the sovereign, 24 knight companions, and extra members created by statute. Also called: the Garter
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William is a Knight of the Order of the Garter, and is likely to wear the Order's blue sash, with its attached badge and star, on his wedding day.
The wife of a knight of the Order of the Garter or the Thistle is referred to by her Christian name but since Sir Bobby's knighthood is not of these orders, then his wife should be referred to as Lady Robson.
He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1953, the same year he was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter in recognition of his services to his country.

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