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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Shall I be a convict in a felt hat and a grey suit, trotting about a dockyard with my number neatly embroidered on my uniform, and the order of the garter on my leg, restrained from chafing my ankle by a twisted belcher handkerchief?
He turned to a closet where his own orders were locked up, and took out two ribbons of the Order of the Garter.
There are, no doubt, authenticated instances of gentlemen having given up ladies and ladies having given up gentlemen to meritorious rivals, under circumstances of great high-mindedness; but is it quite established that the majority of such ladies and gentlemen have not made a virtue of necessity, and nobly resigned what was beyond their reach; as a private soldier might register a vow never to accept the order of the Garter, or a poor curate of great piety and learning, but of no family--save a very large family of children--might renounce a bishopric?
Other portraits in the collection included a rare picture of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, pictured with the sash of the Order of the Garter and a neck badge of the Order of the Thistle, which sold for PS5,250 as the bidding continued at a hectic pace.
A HOST of European royals made its way to Windsor on Monday for the Order of the Garter service.
A HOST of European Royals made their way to Windsor on Monday for the Order of the Garter service.
A HOST of European royals made its way to Windsor on Monday the Order of the Garter service.
The officer was part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's security team while they were on their way to join the Queen at the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle.
The monarch was joined in her carriage by the Duke of York and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Queen Maxima, who on Monday attended an Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle.
The monarch was joined in her carriage by the Duke of York and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife, Queen Maxima, who on Monday attended an Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle.
| 1348: Edward III established the Order of the Garter.
Charles wore the uniform of the Colonel in Chief of the Royal Welsh Regiment for the ceremony, with the star of the Order of the Garter and his only medal at the time, the Coronation Medal.

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