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    THE QUEEN TODAY (MONDAY) FOLLOWED HER KNIGHTS OF THE GARTER IN THE PROCESSION TO THE ANCIENT SERVICE AT ST.

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    THE QUEEN TODAY (MONDAY) FOLLOWED HER KNIGHTS OF THE GARTER IN THE PROCESSION TO THE ANCIENT SERVICE AT ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL IN WINDSOR CASTLE. DATING FROM 1348, THE GARTER IS THE OLDEST CHRISTIAN ORDER OF CHIVALRY.

    KNIGHTS OF THE GARTER, WHO ARE LIMITED TO 26, LED THE PROCESSION THROUGH THE LOWER WARD OF WINDSOR CASTLE TO THE CHAPEL. THE QUEEN, IN THE ROYAL BLUE VELVET ROBE OF THE ORDER OF WHICH SHE IS SOVEREIGN, CAME BEHIND WITH PRINCE PHILIP.

    A BIG CROWD GATHERED BEHIND THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY ON EITHER SIDE OF THE LOWER WARD TO WATCH THE ANNUAL CEREMONY.

    ORIGINALLY, THE ORDER CONSISTED OF THE KING AND THE BLACK PRINCE AND 24 KNIGHTS DIVIDED INTO TEAMS FOR TWELVE TO CONTEST JOUSTS OR TOURNAMENTS. THEY SUPERSEDED THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE.

    AFTER SEVERAL CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE PAST 500 YEARS, THE NUMBER OF KNIGHTS COMPANIONS IS NOW LIMITED TO 26 WITH THE QUEEN AT THEIR HEAD. THERE ARE FIVE OFFICERS OF THE ORDER.

    THE KNIGHTS COMPANIONS AT THE SERVICE TODAY - ST. GEORGE'S DAY - INCLUDED VISCOUNT SLIM, THE EARL OF AVON, VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY, EARL ALEXANDER AND EARL MOUNTBATTEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GX1JL67LNE5BMMWWT1P4VDXW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GX1JL67LNE5BMMWWT1P4VDXW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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