• Short Summary

    PRINCE CHARLES, THE HEIR TO THE BRITISH THRONE, TODAY JOINED THE RANKS OF THE OLDEST CHRISTIAN ORDER OF CHIVALRY.

  • Description

    PRINCE CHARLES, THE HEIR TO THE BRITISH THRONE, TODAY JOINED THE RANKS OF THE OLDEST CHRISTIAN ORDER OF CHIVALRY. IN A CEREMONY AT WINDSOR CASTLE, THE PRINCE, WITH VISCOUNT AMORY AND VISCOUNT DE L'ISLE, WAS MADE A KNIGHT COMPANION OF THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER.

    THE ORDER OF THE GARTER WAS FOUNDED IN 1348 BY KING EDWARD THE THIRD. IN THE THRONE ROOM OF WINDSOR CASTLE, WHICH IS THE QUEEN'S FORTRESS PALACE 30 MILES FROM LONDON, 20 KNIGHTS OF THE ORDER LOOKED ON AS THE QUEEN INVESTED HER ELDEST SON WITH THE ORDER.

    THE PRINCE KNELT ON ONE KNEE BEFORE HIS MOTHER AS SHE LAIN HER SWORD FIRST ON HIS RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEN ON HIS LEFT. THEN SHE BUCKLED THE BLUE AND GOLD VELVET GARTER BELOW THE PRINCE'S LEFT KNEE. VISCOUNT AMORY IS A FORMER CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER AND HIGH COMMISSIONER IN CANADA. VISCOUNT DE L'ISLE IS A FORMER GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA.

    AFTER THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY, THE QUEEN, WITH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND THE OTHER KNIGHTS, RETIRED FOR THE TRADITIONAL GARTER LUNCH. THEN THE QUEEN AND HERE GARTER KNIGHTS WENT IN PROCESSION THROUGH THE ANCIENT CASTLE TO ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL, WHICH IS THE HOME OF THE ORDER.

    THE KNIGHTS IN BLUE VELVET MANTLES AND VELVET HATS PLUMED WITH WHITE OSTRICH FEATHERS WERE PRECEDED BY THE MILITARY KNIGHTS OF WINDSOR IN SCARLET UNIFORMS, AND THE HERALDS AND PURSUIVANTS IN GOLD, BLUE AND SCARLET TABARDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SN07W4Y1JBXVGVUKMJ08QXL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SN07W4Y1JBXVGVUKMJ08QXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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