In Pictures: A History of Garter Day

The annual Garter Day procession, where The King and the Knights process in grand velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats, is one of the most traditional ceremonies in the Royal calendar.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Garter Service in 1980

Take a look at Garter Day over the years...

King George V and Queen Mary in Garter Procession, 1913
King George V and Queen Mary in Garter Procession, 1913.

 

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth mark the 600th anniversary of the foundation of the Order, 1948
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth mark the 600th anniversary of the foundation of the Order, 1948.

 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Garter Service in 1954
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Order of the Garter Service in 1954.

 

Garter Service 1954
The procession to St. George's Chapel for the Garter Service, 1954.

 

The Order of the Garter procession in 1963
The Order of the Garter procession, 1963.

 

The annual procession for members of the Order of the Garter ahead of the service at St George's Chapel, 2015
The annual procession for members of the Order of the Garter ahead of the service at St George's Chapel, 2015.

 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip enter St George's Chapel for the Order of the Garter Service, 1956.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip enter St George's Chapel for the Order of the Garter Service, 1956.

 

The King and Queen (as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall) enter St George's Chapel for the Order of the Garter Service, 2022.
The King and Queen (as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall) enter St George's Chapel for the Order of the Garter Service, 2022.

 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Garter Service in 1980
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Order of the Garter Service in 1980.

 

The King and Queen (as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall) attend the Order of the Garter Service in 2022.
The King and Queen (as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall) attend the Order of the Garter Service in 2022.

 

The Queen (as The Duchess of Cornwall) was installed as a Royal Lady of the Garter in 2022.
The Queen (as The Duchess of Cornwall) was installed as a Royal Lady of the Garter in 2022, having been appointed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2021. 

 

The King (as The Prince of Wales) and The Princess Royal attend Garter Day in 1995
The King (as The Prince of Wales) and The Princess Royal attend Garter Day in 1995.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (as The Earl and Countess of Wessex) attend Garter Day in 2014.
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (as The Earl and Countess of Wessex) attend Garter Day in 2014.

 

Queen Elizabeth and The King (as Prince of Wales) attend Garter Day 1996
Queen Elizabeth and The King (as The Prince of Wales) attend Garter Day in 1996.

 

Princess Alexandra and The Duke of Kent attend Garter Day in 2012.
Princess Alexandra and The Duke of Kent attend Garter Day in 2012.

 

The Princess Royal and The Duke of Gloucester attend Garter Day in 2009.
The Princess Royal and The Duke of Gloucester attend Garter Day in 2009.

 

Prince William attends Garter Day in 2010.
Prince William attends Garter Day in 2010.

 

The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth and The King (as The Prince of Wales) attend Garden Day in 1999.
The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth and The King (as The Prince of Wales) attend Garter Day in 1999.

 

The King (as The Prince of Wales) and The Princess of Wales (as The Duchess of Cambridge) attend Garter Day in 2014.
The King (as The Prince of Wales) and The Princess of Wales (as The Duchess of Cambridge) attend Garter Day in 2014.

 

The King (as The Prince of Wales), Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince of Wales (as The Duke of Cambridge) attend Garter Day in 2013.
The King (as The Prince of Wales), Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince of Wales (as The Duke of Cambridge) attend Garter Day in 2013.

 

The King and Queen attend Garter Day 2023
The King and Queen attend Garter Day 2023, as His Majesty's first time in the role of Sovereign of The Order of the Garter.

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