Garter Day is our plumed topic for today. The annual service for the Order of the Garter, Britain's oldest order of chivalry, includes all the royal Knights and Ladies of the Garter strutting around in their Hogwarts best. (By "strutting", I mean "slowly processing down a hill", obviously.)
If you're interested in the details and significance of what they wear (a bonnet, mantle, collar, and more) as well as the details on the jewels worn by the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall, you can check out my post on the event at the Jewel Vault, and all the links there.
Just a few awards to hand out today:
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
|Photos: Courtesy of gabeyslave on Twitter; |
Corporal Max Bryan (Army Photographer)/MOD/Crown Copyright
Best in Plumes
The Ladies of the Order of the Garter
|The Princess Royal, with carriage companions Sir Tim Laurence and the Gloucesters.|
Photo: Courtesy of gabeyslave
Princess Alexandra of Kent with carriage companion the Duke of Kent
Best in Spouse
The Countess of Wessex
Left to right: The Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Wessex, Duchess of GloucesterThe Duchess of Cornwall knows she can handle a big hat, and this Philip Treacy chapeau is the very definition of major. Paired with an Anna Valentine coat, it's an outfit she's repeating from the Jubilee Thames River Pageant, with the Queen Mum's pearls thrown in for good measure. The Duchess of Gloucester continues to bring out the best of her jewel box, and I'd take those two diamond clips off her lapels real quick like.
|Photos: Corporal Max Bryan (Army Photographer)/MOD/Crown Copyright; Suzannah|
Who's your Garter best dressed?
P.S.: Keep your eyes peeled both here and at the Vault for all the Ascot fun!