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Tour the beautiful St. George’s Chapel before the Royal Wedding (PHOTOS)

ROYAL WEDDING,ST GEORGE CHAPEL

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 05/17/18

The Garter Service

ORDER OF THE GARTER;QUEEN OF ENGLAND
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The “Royal Peculiar,” a church under the direct jurisdiction of the monarch, is also the Mother Church of the Order of the Garter — the most distinguished British order of chivalry, dedicated to the English patron saint, St. George. The Order was founded by Edward III, who was so impressed with the legendary King Arthur and his knights of the round table that he decided to create his own version. The order is still going strong today and the 25 members, who are solely appointed by the Queen herself, gather each June for a Garter Service in the chapel dressed in their fine vestments and insignia which date back centuries — imagine floppy caps with feathers and long black cloaks.

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