Kate Middleton attends Garter Day service 14 years after showing as Prince William’s girlfriend

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Kate Middleton attended the Order of the Garter 14 years after making her debut as Prince William’s girlfriend.

The order of the chivalry, generally known as one of many oldest royal traditions, was based by King Edward III in 1348. The Duchess of Cambridge first attended the occasion in 2008 whereas she was courting her future husband. William, 39, acquired his Order of the Garter knighthood that very same 12 months.

The 40-year-old’s first look on the ceremony signified to the general public that the royal household had welcomed her. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first met as college students on the College of St Andrews. They started courting in 2003 and married in 2011 at Westminster Abbey. They now share three kids: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, left, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attend the Order Of The Garter Service at St George's Chapel on June 13, 2022, in Windsor, England.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, left, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attend the Order Of The Garter Service at St George’s Chapel on June 13, 2022, in Windsor, England.
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For Monday’s ceremony, Middleton arrived with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the spouse of William’s uncle Prince Edward. The duchess wore a regal blue coat costume by Alexander McQueen that was paired with an identical clutch and floral fascinator by Juliette Botterill.

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Following the ceremony, the Nationwide Portrait Gallery introduced that one among Middleton’s portraits launched earlier this 12 months on her birthday was despatched to the Museums of the College of St Andrews.

“From today, this portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge will be displayed at @MuseumsUniStA, with The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge having met at @univofstandrews,” they tweeted. “This forms part of our Coming Home project, where we send portraits of individuals to places they are associated with.”

The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. 

The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III almost 700 years in the past. 
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It’s joyous information for the royal household, which sparked headlines after it was revealed that Prince Andrew wouldn’t participate within the Order of the Garter procession.

Omid Scobie, royal editor-at-large for Harper’s Bazaar and co-author of “Finding Freedom,” revealed that the disgraced Duke of York’s so-called public comeback was placed on ice after a last-minute “family decision.”

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“After what palace sources have described as a last-minute ‘family decision,’ Prince Andrew will no longer be walking in today’s Garter Day procession or service,” Scobie tweeted. “As a Knight of the Garter, he will still be at the investiture and lunch taking place in Windsor (as will the Queen).”

Prince Harry and Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton watch the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle on June 16, 2008, in Windsor, England.

Prince Harry and Prince William’s girlfriend Kate Middleton watch the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Citadel on June 16, 2008, in Windsor, England.
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A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace didn’t instantly reply to Every day Publish Digital’s request for remark. The Guardian reported that Andrew, as a garter knight, will attend the investiture of recent members and the annual lunch, conserving his look out of public view.

The 62-year-old, a knight within the oldest order of chivalry on the earth, was anticipated to hitch his household at Windsor, together with fellow knights Prince Charles and Prince William. The controversial royal was beforehand made a knight as Queen Elizabeth’s son.

In Could, the palace introduced that Andrew wouldn’t seem on the balcony alongside senior members of the royal household for Trooping the Color in the course of the Platinum Jubilee. The queen decreed that solely working members would be part of her.

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Andrew stepped away from royal duties in 2019 following a disastrous interview regarding his ties with late American financier and convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped again as senior members in 2020, additionally didn’t seem on the balcony.

Through the Trooping the Color on June 2, the palace revealed that Andrew was going to overlook the Service of Thanksgiving being held the next day as a consequence of testing constructive for COVID-19.

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