Europe’s Most Stylish Royals Gather At Windsor Castle For Order Of The Garter Service
European royals arrived for the annual Order of the Garter Service. Kate Middleton is seen in a dazzling white Catherine Walker, standing together with Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex.
The ceremony is held in the historical Windsor Castle this afternoon.
Queen Letizia wore £250 dress from Spanish label Cherubina while Queen Maxima was cladded in a Claes Iversen dress with cape sleeves. The women of royals were supporting their husbands for the event, but they definitely did not forget to keep eyes on their stylish outfit.
Even Camilla, 71, was in a soft pink Anna Valentine coat dress with a Philip Treacy hat adorning her head.
The Queen appointed Felipe in July 2017 while he was in the middle of State Visit. Willem-Alexander was appointed in his State Visit in October 2018. The titles are made official today in the ceremony. Several princes also attended the service and they are Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and Prince William.
The women of royals gather together as they wait for their husbands to finish the ceremony.
Queen Letizia of Spain in the back of a carriage with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William and Prince Charles are walking into St. George’s Chapel with the Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Maxima of Netherlands beaming with smiles.
The Queen, smiling while sitting on the back of an open-top carriage, is on her way to Windsor Castle.
The Duke of York seen at the Order of the Garter.
King Felipe joined by Dutch King Willem-Alexander.
The Queen led British and European royals after the service from St. George’s Chapel.
Thousands of people witnessed the procession as the royals made their way into St. George’s Chapel for the Order of the Garter service.
Queen Elizabeth II pictured with Supernumerary Knight of the Garter, King Felipe of Spain with Queen Letizia.
She also bestowed the title of Supernumerary Knight or ‘Stranger’ Knight to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, pictures with Queen Maxima.
The 700-year-old tradition first began in 1348 and was founded by Edward III. It is an event that allows contributions to be recognized and honored by His/Her Majesty. The Order of the Garter is limited to only 24 members excluding The Queen and Prince Charles.
Foreign royals, such as King Willem-Alexander in this case, is given honorary ‘Stranger’ Knight and this started in 1813. Hundreds of spectators watched as the Knights made their way to the grounds of the castle in blue velvet robes.
Queen Maxima, 48, and Letizia, 46, can be seen beaming with happiness as they spoke to the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex.
Pictured are the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Queen Letizia of Spain and the Duchess of Cambridge before the service in Windsor.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was ear-to-ear as she chatted with Kate and Camilla.
Queen Elizabeth II after the Order of the Garter service walking out of St. George’s Chapel.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander and the Duchess of Cambridge broke into laughter after a joke.
Mervy King and his wife after leaving the St. George’s Chapel.
The Duchess rode in a carriage to leave the grounds after the service was concluded.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Catherine Walker that gives her an elegant look, complemented with a Lock & Co hat.
The Duke and Duchess left in the same carriage with their husbands as they readjusted their hat.
The two royal couples spoke to each other during their way out of the Chapel.
King Felipe VI from Spain was also invested into the Order of the Garter.
The Queen and King of Dutch looked happy and smiled to the crowd as they left the Chapel.
European royalties and members of the Order of the Garter walks out of St. George’s Chapel as opportunistic crowd snaps some pictures.
European royals led the members out during the ceremony that honors King Felipe of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
‘Stranger’ Knight of the Garter, King Willem-Alexander with Supernumerary Knight of the Garter, King Felipe of Spain.
Princess Anne was the only female European royal during the procession.
Yeomen Warders during the day of Order of the Garter Service was held.
The Household Cavalry Guards dressed up for the procession.