Thank you to all of you who re-blogged and liked my last guide. Next up is a guide to Garter day i.e. where the royals wear those crazy feather hats :)
- The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, i.e. an honour to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service.
- Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.
- Membership in the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions; the order also comprises Supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs).
- Every year, the members attend the Garder day service in Windsor.
- The Knights process on foot to a service in St. George’s Chapel, wearing their blue velvet robes, known as mantels, and black velvet hats with white plumes.
- After the service, the Knights return in carriages and cars.
Where will we see Kate?
We will see Kate watching the procession and in the carriage afterwards.
Not sure about the morning, but the procession and carriage ride are both after lunch, on Monday 18th June, 2012.
another excellent guide!