Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prince of Wales receives the Garter

June 10, 1911

In the first of several ceremonies associated with the Coronation of George V, the Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the throne, was invested today with the Order of the Garter, according to the New York Times. The "elaborate ceremonial" took place in the throne room at Windsor Castle. King George V and Queen Mary and all the Knights of the Garter gathered to witness the investiture. The King himself buckled the blue velvet garter on the left leg of his eldest son. A religious service at St. George's Chapel followed the investiture ceremony, which was private, although the "boys of Eton College," local Windsor officials and other privileged individuals were able to witness the Garter procession.

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