The Order of the Garter was founded in 1348, in the reign of King Edward III. It’s definitely one of the most sartorially memorable events on the calendar.
If you want a refresher (and we all could use one, frankly) on the all the gear, follow the links to read about the Mantle, the Collar and Great George of the Order of the Garter, Order of the Garter Star, Riband, and Lesser George, and the Garter.
At the end of 2021, the Queen announced three new appointments to the order. The Duchess of Cornwall, G.C.V.O. is to be a Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. In addition, the Queen appointed the Right Honourable Valerie Ann, Baroness Amos C.H. to be a Lady Companion and The Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (Tony, to us) to be a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Charles and Camilla. Doesn’t she look great? Wonderful first appearance. Although you can’t see much of her dress, it’s said to be by Bruce Oldfield.
William and Edward.
Princess Anne and The Duke of Gloucester.
William and Kate. Her coatdress is from Catherine Walker. Her shoes are Aquazzura slingback heels, the jewelry is from G. Collins & Sons, and her hat is from Juliette Botterill.
Kate and Sophie, along with The Duchess of Gloucester and Sir Tim. Sophie’s dress is from Valentino.
You know the drill! Add your photos and comments and we’ll circle around with official stuff when it rolls around.