|A graphic of the Garter as it is often represented, and the Garter worn by the Queen|
Video: A rare look at the investiture of a new Knight, in this case Sir Edward Heath, which shows the Page placing the Garter.The Garter is worn by gentlemen just below the left knee and by ladies just above the left elbow. It can be worn on occasions when the Riband is used, such as some of the most formal white tie events, but it does not have to be worn and usage has become fairly rare, especially for ladies.
|The Garter on (left to right) Queen Mary, the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh|
Other Featured Garter Insignia:
The Mantle and Bonnet
The Collar and Great George
The Star, Riband, and Lesser George
8 December 2015: Diplomatic Reception (on the gentlemen)
1980: State Visit to Vatican City
In current news...
On Tuesday, May 13, the Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace, click here. She wore the Frosted Sunflower Brooch with her other standard day items.
Today (Wednesday, May 14), the Queen paid a casual visit to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, as she does every year, click here. She wore a single strand of pearls, pearl stud earrings, and her black strap watch, together with her engagement and wedding rings. The Daily Mail has an interesting pictorial on the Queen at the show throughout the years.
Photos: Wikimedia Commons/AP/British Monarchy