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Old 04-24-2008, 08:56 PM
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Perhaps you're right. Maybe he has been bestowed this honour for no other reason than being second in line, but what would you then say about his father, who as a 10 year old boy, was created a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter? Or even his grandfather who was created a Knight Companion for no other reason than marrying the then King's daughter.

In 1946 the power to name members was returned to the sovereign without government interference, which means the membership in the Order today thus fills it's original role as a mark of royal favour.
I was 4 when Charles was created a Garter Knight and have never thought about it, but there's no difference. It is, as you say, a mark of royal favour, and not based on merit. I accept that these things happen, but I don't see any reason to be pleased about it or to congratulate the recipient. It even has me thinking disturbingly charitable thoughts about the Eureka flag.

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To be honest though, I'd much rather have read that Camilla was being created a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
Now that would be a story!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:59 PM
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But ....... er, pardon if I'm mistaken. From my understanding of the royal website's release, there was a footnote to the announcement explaining that the royal knights are "additional" to the regular appointees. So William's being knighted does not effect other appointments, I think.
I think this was a discussion about a replacement for Edmund Hillary, who died earlier this year and created a vacancy. As you said, the royal knights are additional to the regular appointees.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:02 PM
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But ....... er, pardon if I'm mistaken. From my understanding of the royal website's release, there was a footnote to the announcement explaining that the royal knights are "additional" to the regular appointees. So William's being knighted does not effect other appointments, I think.
Yes, I since worked that out. Thank you.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:43 PM
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^No problem, I think I replied to your post on page 1 prematurely. Anyway, I agree it would be nice for the Duchess of Gloucester to have the Garter. Camilla, yes, but maybe later. Camilla is fairly new to the game, comparatively speaking that is. Give her more time, I guess I mean to say.
I think if I was Birgitte I would kinda pissed if Camilla got it before her, haha.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:44 PM
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I was 4 when Charles was created a Garter Knight and have never thought about it, but there's no difference. It is, as you say, a mark of royal favour, and not based on merit. I accept that these things happen, but I don't see any reason to be pleased about it or to congratulate the recipient. It even has me thinking disturbingly charitable thoughts about the Eureka flag.



Now that would be a story!
Charles became a KG at such a young age because that is how old he was when the Queen created him Prince of Wales. The PoW is automatically KG.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:25 PM
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I think he's more worthy of it than William.

ETA I might add that I also think Hugh Grant's more worthy of it than William.
Somebody tell me why Hugh Grant should get it other than his movies and his stint with a prostitute??
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:47 PM
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Btw. Does Wills coat of arms will change too?
He doesn't have to, exactly, but he would be entitled to add the insignia to his arms. HM would have to issue a Letter Patent, I believe, amending his arms.

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Somebody tell me why Hugh Grant should get it other than his movies and his stint with a prostitute??
I think that was what is commonly known as a 'joke'.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:27 AM
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What about Camilla? What about Birgitte? What about Katherine? All far more deserving as active full-time Royals (or have been in Katherine's case) than William.
Based on historical precedence Camilla will receive the Garter when Charles becomes king. Alexandra was The Princess of Wales for 40 years and did not receive the Garter until her husband became King Edward VII and she received it from him . Mary received the Garter once her husband was king and Elizabeth ( QM) received the Garter from her husband King George VI.

Katharine and Brigitte will never receive the Garter, only the women who marry the consort and eventually become queen receive the Garter, just marrying a royal doesn't get you one. Marina ( Duchess of Kent) and Alice ( Duchess of Gloucester) never received the Garter.

There are 3 categories of Garter recipients, British royals who are Royal Companion Knights, the 24 Garter Knights, 2 died in the past year, Sir Edmund Hillary and Edward Heath so there were 2 vacanies the 2 new Knights are Lord Luce and Sir Thomas Dunne. And then foreign royals who are Stranger Knights also receive the Garter when they make a State visit, all foreign royals have the Garter except for Belgian's King Albert and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg as neither has made a State Visit to the UK in their reign. ( Albert of Monaco too, although I don't think he makes State Visits)
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:31 PM
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i suppose we should all be grateful that our wonderful former Prime Minister Tony Blair wasnt on the list


although by precedent he will eventually receive the honour - unfortunately
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:41 PM
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i suppose we should all be grateful that our wonderful former Prime Minister Tony Blair wasnt on the list although by precedent he will eventually receive the honour - unfortunately
He was a PM only 10 years, 1997-2007 .
Will is a Queen'a grandson almost 26 years.
So who knows the Queen longer?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:40 PM
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I think that was what is commonly known as a 'joke'.
Oh, that's right. That DRY British humor I keep hearing about.
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That's good news :) After the whole plane crash debacle that's good to hear. Hope it makes international/CNN news. BTW: I found the plane crash story funny.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:38 PM
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Congratulations Prince William. HM the Queen has deemed it fitting to appoint her grandson the 1000th knight of this distinguished order.
Best Wishes Prince William for a good royal future.
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Court Circular - Buckingham Palace - 5th May, 2008 reported:
"The Queen this afternoon conferred upon Prince William of Wales the honour of Knighthood and invested His Royal Highness with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter."

My Question: I understand that HRH Prince William of Wales was announced recently in late April to have been given the Order of the Garter. I assumed that his investiture would've occured on "Garter Day" in early June.
Why did Her Majesty, the Queen formally knight and invest Prince William on what seems a much earlier date? I gather that this was a privately held palace investiture? Does anyone know any details?

It seems to me this is a significant occasion that wasn't covered either in the UK press, (or I've missed seeing it), nor cited by my fellow colleagues here in this Forum. Also, isn't this the first occasion in which Buckingham Palace has made formal use of Prince William's "HRH" title in print? My assumption is that the Queen's action signals that HRH Prince William is now publically functioning as one of the senior members of the British Royal Family.

This is my first post, so I hope I'm following Forum protocols correctly.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:21 PM
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Congrats to Prince William of Wales on being appointed the 1000th Knight of the Garter.
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My Question: I understand that HRH Prince William of Wales was announced recently in late April to have been given the Order of the Garter. I assumed that his investiture would've occured on "Garter Day" in early June.
Why did Her Majesty, the Queen formally knight and invest Prince William on what seems a much earlier date? I gather that this was a privately held palace investiture? Does anyone know any details?
From what I can tell, the investiture is different from the ceremonies on Garter Day. I know John Major had a private investiture, as it was shown on one of the recent programs (I can't remember which). On Garter Day, there will be a more formal installation ceremony where the Queen would place his robes on him, etc.
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So has his Coat of Arms been installed in the Chapel yet?
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:37 AM
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Congrats to Prince William
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:48 AM
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Personally if you read Nostradamus you would have wanted this appointment. The 1000 knight is the last and won't live to see his 30th Birthday.
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I never thought the Queen was the type to be reading Nostradamus, and this seems to confirm it!
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