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King and Queen to attend Garter Day ceremony

Charles and Camilla attending the annual Order of the Garter Service last year (PA)
Charles and Camilla attending the annual Order of the Garter Service last year (PA)

The King will attend the annual Garter Day service at Windsor Castle as the busy royal summer period begins in earnest.

He will join the Queen and other members of the royal family at the traditional celebration commemorating the ancient Order of the Garter on Monday.

His appearance comes just two days after the Trooping the Colour ceremony where the King was joined by fellow cancer patient the Princess of Wales.

The King and Queen arriving for the Order of the Garter Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in June 2023
The King and Queen arriving for the Order of the Garter Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in June 2023 (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Buckingham Palace said, after the snap General Election was called, that the royal family would postpone engagements “which may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign” but it was not a blanket ban and visits would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Garter Day sees Ladies and Knights of the Order of the Garter – the country’s oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry – process down the hill from the Berkshire castle’s State Apartments to St George’s Chapel, dressed in white plumed hats and dark blue velvet robes, watched by crowds of onlookers.

The palace said Charles, Camilla and members of the royal family will depart by carriage afterwards and return to the castle.

 Lord Lloyd Webber at Ascot
Lord Lloyd Webber will be invested as a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter before the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The installation of new Companions of the Order – including composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber who has been made a Knight Companion –  will take place during the service.

Theatre impresario Lord Lloyd Webber, whose hit musicals include The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will also attend a private investiture in the castle’s Garter Throne Room earlier in the day.

Also being invested will be the Duchess of Gloucester as a Royal Lady of the Garter, as well as Lord Kakkar, emeritus professor of surgery at University College London and Air Chief Marshal the Lord Peach, who have both been made Knight Companions.

Founded in 1348 by Edward III, the Garter is awarded by the sovereign for outstanding public service and achievement.