Order of the Bath Service at Westminster Abbey

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The Prince of Wales, Great Master of the Honourable Order, attended the Service of Installation of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath at Westminster Abbey in London on May 24th.Established by King George I in 1725, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath comes from the medieval practice of bathing as part of the ritual of purification before being knighted. Mostly awarded for Military service, and given to foreign heads of state, appointments to the Order of the Bath are made throughout the year, with a service held every four years at the Henry VII Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey, which is presided over by the Grand Master of the Order, while the Sovereign attends every other service. Click HERE to learn more.

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The Prince of Wales wore Uniform with the Mantle and Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.

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