Order of the Garter Service 2023

The British Royal Family joined the King and Queen to attend the Service for the Most Noble Order of the Garter at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 19th, following Trooping the Colour and the Coronation. The oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, the Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III in 1348, and is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales and 24 members as well as members of the Royal Family, known as Royal Knights and Ladies, and Foreign Sovereigns, known as Stranger (or Extra) Knights and Ladies.

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Ahead of the Service, the Baroness Ashton of Upholland GCMG was installed as a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Lord Patten of Barnes CH was installed as a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter,  invested with the Order’s insignia by the King in a private Investiture in the Garter Throne Room. The Investiture was followed by a Luncheon in St. George’s Hall ahead of the Garter Knights and the Royal Family, led by King Charles III and Queen Camilla along with the Prince of Wales, Princess Royal, Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Gloucester, processing on foot to St George’s Chapel for the Service.

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The Princess of Wales (wearing the Collingwood Pearl Earrings), the Duchess of Edinburgh, Sir Timothy Laurence, and the Duchess of Gloucester were also present along with the other spouses of the Garter Knights for the Service at St George’s Chapel.

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Following the service, the members of the Royal Family depart edSt George’s Chapel in carriages for their return journey to the Castle:

King Charles III and Queen Camilla 

Prince and Princess of Wales

Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh | Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence

 Duke and Duchess of Gloucester 

2 thoughts on “Order of the Garter Service 2023

  1. They all looked fine in their robes, though it’s clear that robes get passed down, as lengths on the various knights seemed a bit hit or miss!
    Sophie and Birgitte looked lovely.
    Catherine also, especially the hat/hair/earrings/makeup. Not quite as fond of this dress – rather similar to the one Queen Letizia wore for this event in 2019, but definitely a different look from the Trooping.

  2. It would be nice to get a group photo of all the knights and ladies at the start of the King’s reign – although Andrew’s presence probably means they won’t release one..

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