Elegant Catherine stuns in white alongside European royals for Garter Day

Carla Harmon
June 18, 2019

Why was Meghan Markle not at the Order of the Garter Service?

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were joined by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, as well as King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

For the royal occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a white Catherine Walker coatdress with black suede Prada cutout pumps, along with Princess Diana's Collingwood pearl earrings, which she first wore in 2017 for a Spanish state banquet.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore two white outfits at two different events and looked glamorous as always in them.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Garter Day in 2016.

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is the spiritual home of the Order.

Each year in June, the grand procession of the knights takes place at Windsor Castle, accompanied by a marching band and Officers of the Order, all in grand ceremonial dress.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their son Archie will be christened at the venue next month.

The foreign monarchs were invested with the insignia of the order by the Queen in the castle's garter throne room and during the service were installed, or formally seated, in the chapel's quire.

The order was established more than 700 years after by King Edward III, who was so inspired by the tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table that he set up his own group of honourable knights.

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

The appointment of Knights of the Garter is in the Queen's gift and is made without consulting ministers.

Kate Middleton started off the week on a very fancy note as she stepped out with the royal family for Garter Day, one of the most formal events on the Queen's calendar.

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