The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed in blue for today’s Order of the Garter ceremony in Windsor. Below, a view of Windsor Castle, the procession is held for the first time since 2019.
The Order of the Garter is Britain’s oldest and most senior Order of Chevalier, founded about 700 years ago by King Edward III. Members of the order include the queen, senior members of the royal family, And 24 knights or ladies, personally chosen by the Queen.
The Royal Collection Trust shared photos from previous investments. Below, Queen Victoria invests Emperor Napoleon III in order in the Garter Throne Room at Windsor Castle, with Empress Eugenie watching the ceremony from a seat on the right front.
In the next photo, King George V and Queen Mary walk in procession to St. George’s Chapel for the 1913 Guerter Day service.
Back at today’s event, Prince Charles greets the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
More from Of the Daily Mail Story:
New appointments are announced on St. George’s Day, but each year there is a Good Luck and Installation Ceremony on the Monday of Royal Ascot Week, known as Guerter Day.
Recipients of honors are selected today because they have held public office, contributed to national life, or served the sovereign personally.
Another scene from the Windsor scene. As Buckingham Palace noted, St. George’s is the Patron Saint of the Order and St. George’s Chapel is the spiritual home of the Order.
Crowds gather at St. George’s Chapel to watch the procession.
A scene from the procession.
The Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Cambridge are watching the procession.
In today’s service, the Duchess of Cornwall was officially invested as the Royal Lady of the Order. Below you can see the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they exit St. George’s Chapel after the ceremony.
Also invested are Baroness Valerie Amos (l) and former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair (c).
Here you see Sir Tony with his wife Cherry.
We’re back BBC Pieces.
Respect … comes with the dignity of a knight, and Sir Tony Blair received his knighthood last week from a visitor in Windsor without any publicity from the Queen.
Sir Tony, winner of three general elections, was one of the longest-serving prime ministers in the Queen’s 70-year reign, including the turbulent times following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Dame Valerie Amos is the first person of color to become a member of the Order. He is a former Minister of Labor and Master of University College Oxford.
We learn more about him from this Yahoo! Story:
Between 2003 and 2007, she was Secretary of State for International Development, Lord President of the Council, and the first black female cabinet minister to serve as Leader of the House of Lords (2003-2007).
Barnes Amos served as British High Commissioner to Australia (2009-2010), UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (2010-2015), and later as Director of SOAS (2015-2020). .
Duke and Duchess after today’s ceremony.
And from BBC Coverage
Each year, members of the Order – which includes 24 people and “royal companions” – gather at Windsor Castle for a colorful event, including music, pagetariums, elaborate uniforms and a parade.
The members wore velvet robes, plummed hats and symbols of medieval heroism.
Below, Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence.
Countess of Wessex and Cambridge.
Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, Prince William and Prince Charles.
A video of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the ceremony.
– Rebecca English (RE_DailyMail) June 13, 2022
A picture of the Queen with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales was released today. It was taken before today’s service.
More about the Queen’s participation from The Evening Standard Story:
The Queen did not take part in the procession, although this was expected due to her mobility problems.
However, he was present at the luncheon and search. Prior to his service at St. George’s Chapel, he was portrayed in Windsor Castle with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Now for some look at the styles we wore for today’s event. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a Bruce Oldfield gown under her dress, per Of the Daily Mail Rebecca English.
The Countess of Wessex wore a Valentino dress with a Jane Taylor hat.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a coat that was believed to have been designed by Alexander McQueen. It features a modified portrait neckline, an applied waistband, darted fitted bodies, pleats and cuffs with self-covering buttons.
Duchess Juliet Botterel’s Flower Leaf Teardrop Hat (560), with thanks Katie’s royal love For ID. The base of the woven straw is “decorated with silk roses, rose buds, leaves and silk abaca bows.”
Here’s a good look at chapeau and updo.
The Duchess today unveiled a new shoe, the Aquazura Love Link Sling ($ 1095). Made in blueberry grosgrain, the style has a dotted point, 4 heel and a “heart-shaped chain” at the ankle. Thank you British Royal Family 63 For this ID.
We look back at the scalloped blue bag we carried in Belize, a design that is believed to be Aniya Hindmarch style.
And tazanite earrings and g. Collins & Sons Pendant.
Here is one more picture from today.
Also today, a brief look at what Kate wore to an engagement party in Little Village Brent last Wednesday. The Duchess went there to find out how the Children’s Bank is helping families ensure they are able to get the things they need for their young children.
You may remember the Duchess Children’s Bank with which the Duchess of Cambridge worked during the epidemic where she donated more than 10,000 new items from 19 brands to baby banks across the UK.
The Duchess was in Zara’s inverted lapel long blazer (69.90), a crisp, fit look. The embroidered silhouette includes shoulder pads, inverted lapels, welt pockets and front closure using metal hooks and eyes.
Parts are 76% polyester / 17% viscose / 7% elastane, with at least 25% recycled polyester. Thank you Georgie’s mother For this quick ID!
He brought back his Roland Murray Action wide-leg trousers.
The Duchess appears to have had her Gianvito Rossi 105 Black Suede pump ($ 675).
He was carrying a new clutch from Massimo Dutti.
The bag looks like a woven leather clutch-style handbag (€ 129, about $ 140 at today’s exchange rate). Made of sheepskin and lined with cotton. “This leather was produced in a tannery which was awarded the Leather Working Group Gold or Silver Certification. LWG is a protocol that monitors the tanning process in terms of energy and water use, waste management and pre-approved chemical use in tanning processes. “Thank you heaven for another fab ID.
Duchess Kiki wore McDonough’s Citrine Pear Drop Earrings (£ 550, about $ 695).
The Royal Ascot will start tomorrow; It is possible that we will see the Duchess again this week!