Monday, 16 June 2008

Prince William becomes Knight of the Garter

Prince William has joined the highest order of chivalry in the land, the Order of the Garter, becoming a Royal Knight Companion. It's possibly not a surprise to see him joining the order, first established in 1348 by Edward III, bearing in mind that he will one day become the king! The prince's entry into the order makes him the 1000th person to appear in its register.

For more on the story, and a video showing him in full garb, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7457000.stm, and for more on the Order itself, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Garter

Chris

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